ABOUT ALPHA HOUSE CALDERDALE

Alpha House came into being due to the lack of housing for people coming out of prison and returning to Halifax and the surrounding areas experiencing multiple and complex issues including drugs/alcohol dependency, mental health problems and a range of social and domestic issues. This made it very difficult to get people housed as well as appropriately treated on release from prison.

Alpha House has a 3 Staged Accommodation Programme.

3 Stage Community Residential Resettlement Programme

We realise that our clients have different needs and that the progression to independent living needs to happen in stages, so we work hard to help service users in the “move-on” process before they move on to independent tenancies in their own properties.

We are a supported Housing Project with a Change of Lifestyle Training Programme including many courses and groups dealing with mental health issues.

All our referrals for housing come through SWAP, Safe Welcome After Prison who generally take referrals via the criminal justice system and engage them into treatment programmes as well as providing essentials such as clothing, food vouchers and on occasion, a mobile phone. They also engage day service users who may not require accommodation to begin with but later are referred to Alpha House.

Alpha House is not a soft option, and we only take people who are committed to working towards an independent and industrious lifestyle by attending all our Change of Lifestyle Training sessions.

We believe in providing a quality service for our clients in line with public health needs and to this end, we are monitored and accredited by Quality for Health

Our Programme:

Our main provision is focussed on the rehabilitation of offending; offending and improving mental health status by delivering the following courses accredited by QLS, (part of the Skills and Education Group):

  • Check-In Group.
  • Just for Today Group – (Peer led)
  • Dealing with Anxiety – Accredited Course
  • Change of Lifestyle Programme – Group
  • Just for Today Group – (Peer led)
  • Dealing with Harmful Thinking – Accredited Course
  • Addressing Offending – Accredited Course
  • Anger Management – Accredited Course
  • Gambling and Money Management – Accredited Course
  • Dealing with Depression – Accredited Course
  • Just for Today Group – (Peer led)
  • Just for Today/Speaker Group – (Peer led)
  • Process Group
  • Check-Out Group

We believe in providing a quality service for our clients in line with public health needs and to this end, we are monitored and accredited by Quality for Health

Alpha House Quality for Health Certificate