Gilead Foundations Charity offers residential rehabilitation at Risdon Farm, for people suffering with drug and alcohol addictions, self-harm, depression and other mental health problems. Some clients also come with learning or behavioural disabilities and we aim to address these also. Gilead provides a service that empowers people to achieve and maintain recovery; we believe in offering a holistic model that does not compartmentalise an addiction or offer a quick fix, but sees it in a wider context.
Our services have been open to men, women and families for over 25 years.
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Since 1991 Gilead has seen hundreds of people, including ex-offenders, complete the programme, with present success rates showing at least 85% living a successful recovery lifestyle, measured two years after they have completed the programme.
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"To promote the mental and physical rehabilitation of persons suffering from drug and alcohol
abuse or similar problems by providing therapy, teaching them spiritual values, and advancing their education so as to better enable them to cope with the business of life".
Gilead operates a three-phase therapeutic skills training programme, including detox, relapse prevention training, various therapies, and help with resettlement back into society.
The course also includes work therapy & skills training in various areas such as the farm, dairy, catering, administration & ITC, building & maintenance, & basic skills, etc. Service users can achieve national certifications to help advance their education and future career.