Recovery at Passmores House
Passmores House is a recovery community where people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol can come to get better.
We know from experience that with the right support, people can change. Recovery from addiction is possible when care is organised around the needs of the individual and they become the leader of their own recovery.
Passmores House provides a complete package of care from detoxification and rehabilitation through to reintegration.
We place a strong emphasis on transition, ensuring that a person is ready and supported to move from one phase of treatment to the next. Our vision is to help people develop full and active lives, whether they choose to return to their own communities or make a fresh start somewhere new.
Treating the whole person
We treat the whole person, not just the addiction. We work closely with other organisations so that residents can access help with matters like housing, debt and benefits. We offer counselling for individuals and couples to support them to make positive changes in their relationships. We help our clients explore and access education, vocational training and employment in order to achieve their aspirations.
The support of others who have been through the same experience plays a crucial role in recovery. Peer mentoring, mutual aid groups and the support of recovery champions give clients the inspiration, the role models and the continued support networks, long after they leave Passmores House. We have an established tradition of providing Aftercare support in the form of aftercare groups to ex-residents. This group is usually led by a Recovery Champion.
Passmores is a large house in Essex, set in a leafy suburb of Harlow. It is conveniently near transport hubs and clients can either be met at the station or collected from home.
A recognised leader
Passmores House is now nationally recognised as a leader and model treatment unit, whose success is demonstrated by its high percentage of positive client outcomes – e.g. 85% residential rehabilitation retention rate, one of the highest in the UK. Our success has been recognised by the National Treatment Agency (NTA) and locally by both county government and local district and community officials, including three awards by the High Sheriffs of Hertfordshire.