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What to bring

Many of our clients come to us in a time of crisis and are in need of help. Below is a suggested list of items you may want to pack, as well as a list of things that will not be permitted.

Please bring:

Toiletries – Shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant (non-aerosol), mouth wash (non-alcohol), hairdryer and flannel

Gym clothing and appropriate footwear – For example: comfortable jogging bottoms, leggings, t-shirts, and vests

Nightwear – Pyjamas, slippers and dressing gown

Day or Evening Comfortable loose clothing – This includes jeans, loose trousers, t-shirts, and jumpers

Outdoor clothing – Appropriate coat for the time of year and footwear such as Wellington boots and Outdoor walking shoes.

Medication – Please bring all medication with you that you are currently taking as well as your doctor’s contact details

Mobile phones – Clients are more than welcome to bring their phone into treatment to stay in touch with loved ones, however there will be time boundaries in place.  Please see a copy of our treatment contract for further details.

Laptop and charger – Clients are more than welcome to bring their laptops into treatment.  There will be certain times of the day when clients will be able to check their emails. Please see a copy of our treatment contract for further details.

I-Pod or radio – You may prefer to listen to music rather than watching TV to relax.

Up to date result documents – Please bring the most up to date results of your liver test if applicable

Personal sundries – Stamps, cash, debit/credit card, chequebook, stationary, cigarettes, tobacco. Please bring with you any important paperwork that will need to be dealt with during your stay. Jewellery is permitted although we encourage you to only bring what is neccessary.

Pictures of loved ones – These are permitted, providing their content is suitable.

Umbrella – For local walks and going to external meetings.

Gym wear – Trainers, shorts, t-shirts, leggings, tops.

Swim wear – Towels for the pool.

External leisure centre – Additional cost of £2.30 to swim and £2.90 to use the gym up to four times a week.

Please note that laundry facilities will be available to wash and dry your clothing.

Money – Confectionary, toiletries, £30 – £40 for a massage, cigarettes etc.

Items not permitted

  • Illicit drugs or alcohol
  • Mouth wash containing any alcohol
  • Perfumes and aerosols
  • Non prescribed medication
  • Sharp objects such as razor blades,knives, scissors, and needles
  • Anything that can be used as, or presents itself, a weapon

If you are unsure of any items that you wish to bring, please check with our staff who will be happy to advise.

Contact a member of our team today to see how we can help on 0800 038 5585 or fill in our contact form here