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Alcohol rehabilitation beds at Silkworth Lodge (FOI)

Alcohol rehabilitation beds at Silkworth Lodge (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 August 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


The Healthy Lifestyles: Alcohol Pathway business case states Silkworth Lodge / Jersey Addiction Group "receive an annual grant of £222,200 from HSSD for providing eight residential alcohol rehabilitation beds as part of a relapse prevention programme".

With this in mind I would like to know:


What outcomes if any are provided to Health and Community Services (HCS - formerly HSSD)?


The outcomes / figures for the past five years where data is held organised into each year?


If not already answered above the average amount of how many HCS funded beds are occupied or unused on a monthly / quarterly / annual basis (whichever format data is held, if held)?


What evidence for the effectiveness of 12-step and / or the Minnesota Model was presented to HCS when the annual grant / contract was initially agreed.



The following metrics are reported to Health and Community Services:

​Data type





​Number of admissions

​Info ​Quarterly

​Bed Occupancy

​Output Number of residents who self-discharge before completing due to relapse ​<20%​Quarterly

​Serious incidents

​Output ​Number of Community Detox Programmes delivered​>5​Quarterly
​Outcome ​% of residents maintaining abstinence 6 months post completion​>70% ​Annual
​Quality ​Staff or Volunteers feedback Opinion​100%​Annual feedback attached
​Quality ​% of service users rating the service as good or excellent​100%​Annual feedback attached

B and C

Please see attached data sheets below:

2014 to 2018 Silkworth Data (disclosure control) 

Where figures are fewer than five, disclosure control has been applied pursuant to Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, to avoid potential for identification of individuals.


The contract and service specification with Silkworth Lodge recognised that the residential services being offered using the 12-step Model would not meet the need and or be suitable for all customers. The services commissioned were planned as part of a wider, more holistic and integrated community alcohol pathway. The alcohol pathway supports consistent quality of care in the most appropriate setting and comprises awareness and information, screening and brief advice, and detoxification in non-hospital settings. The pathway is supported by a community based multidisciplinary team, where Silkworth Lodge is represented, to provide expert advice, treatment and relapse prevention programmes to support dependent and harmful drinkers in order to prevent hospital readmission and reduce alcohol related morbidity. Because at the time the services commissioned from Silkworth Lodge were the only community based residential service it was recognised that consideration of additional services could be made as part of the development of the alcohol pathway based on NICE guidance and other key sources of evidence.

Article applied

Article 25 Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

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