Fast, Effective Drug & Alcohol Rehab Clinic

Somewhere House is a residential rehabilitation centre for those seeking help with their addiction. We are monitored by the CQC for quality of care. We provide treatment and support for individuals who wish to make changes to their lives.

The organisation have both internal and external monitoring systems, externally monitored by the CQC; we are currently rated as good in the new system.

Through intensive group therapy, one to one counselling sessions, recovery studies and also lots of fun group activities which help to re establish structure, routine and self belief. Our team specialises in clients with additional complexities e.g mental health, eating disorders and all have extensive training in trauma work, process and CBT. We work with a holistic approach meaning we treat the whole person and because we are a small facility with a large staff to client ratio, can offer the highest levels of person centred care.

We will support every individual to work towards their own recovery goals but are also aware of the importance of having someone there to listen and support them.

Treatments Provided

Our residential programme is tailored to the individual, including 10 group therapy sessions weekly (30 hours total), a minimum of 2 hours one to one counselling weekly with our fully qualified and expert counselling team. Family and couples’ therapy, recovery studies, family support, workshops e.g. money management, alternative therapies (e.g. art, clay, music). Mid way through treatment, clients give back by doing voluntary work in the community, attending events and equine therapy. Mutual aid meetings are available in house and also in the community. Treatment can be tough so we balance this with fun activities, games on the beach, cinema trips, a day trip monthly and a mentoring programme. Clients are encouraged to seek education; we have links to colleges and a Universal Credit liaison worker is on hand to support with benefit queries.


We specialise in clients with complex needs or a dual diagnosis. Eating disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Trauma sufferers, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Criminal Record to name a few. Our facility is small, staff to client ratio is high and therefore our programme is individual and holistic, and we tailor your treatment accordingly. We also work with transgender, gender neutral, non-binary and LGBTQ clients.

Gender Specific

We assess clients of any gender including male, female, transgender and non-binary at Somewhere House.

Family Support

Family values are at the core of the treatment programme and ethos of Somewhere House. Clients are encouraged to have visits. Regular facetime, skype and phone contact with clients’ children is encouraged, supported and facilitated. Family therapy is available (in person or by video call) and is included in the weekly rate.

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Dual Diagnosis

We can support complex clients or those with a dual diagnosis for example Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, Trauma, PTSD, Bi-Polar to name a few. We work in conjunction with our local GP and community mental health team from a shared care approach.

Disabled Access

We do not currently have access to wheelchairs as our bedrooms are located on the first and second stairs. Clients with limited mobility can be assessed in person on an individual basis

Move on Accommodation

Our move on accommodation is clean, comfortable, abstinence based and comprises shared houses, flats and bedsits and is for clients who wish to continue their recovery in the community with the full support of Somewhere House (an aftercare package must be in place) and if appropriate, relocate long term. The accommodations are based in Burnham on Sea and the nearby town of Bridgwater.


We offer an aftercare package that can also be tailored to the individual. This comprises ongoing group therapy and one to one counselling, 24 hour on call support, giving back to the community through a variety of voluntary work opportunities – many supported by a trained counsellor. The chance to mentor an in house client, access to retraining and education through our links with local colleges, support with Universal Credit and/or finance related matters. Attaining paid employment. Transition back to home. Transition back to work.


All client referrals are considered including arson and serious index offences. This does not guarantee acceptance though and further information may be required before a decision can be reached.

Bed Capacity

14 beds (mixed)

Q How long does the treatment last?

If after the six months treatment you feel you would still like further support, then we are also able to offer after-care; this includes a move-on house and the opportunity to sustain relationships built over your time at Somewhere House. We do treatment match and recognise that 6 months maybe too much, so time is negotiated with each individual. What we do recognise is that each person has their own journey and they have the right to choose what they want to do. We encourage each person to discuss and plan his or her journey through treatment with his or her addiction worker. The above is a guideline, some funders provide 3 months of treatment funding and aftercare is not a given. This would be discussed with the care manager or funder from the time of assessment, so everyone is clear on what is being offered.

Q What therapy do you offer?

You will have one 1-1 session a week with your allocated counsellor, the opportunity to see a student counsellor for another session if you desire and you will also have a recovery study session with a different counsellor for variety and not to become dependent on one worker.

Care plans produced and written by the individual client and are used to set goals and areas to explore and work through. Care plans are reviewed on the first of the month to help keep the client’s goal on track.

Q What’s the food like?

This is done a week in advance and a rota is made up taking into consideration people’s abilities and further encouraging the development of new skills for the outside world. We encourage clients to take ownership of the cooking, improve living skills and develop a healthy relationship with food. Food is varied and of excellent quality.

Q Do you have any activities?

Q How will treatment help me?

Q Can I have a visit?

Visitors must be clean and sober. Visits must be discussed with your addiction worker before you plan them and visit itineraries must be checked with the team. Visits are dependent on circumstances at the time.

Q When and how many phone calls can I have and when does this start?

do this to help individuals to focus on themselves and not on the outside world. If a client has young children, we can discuss facilitating calls via Facetime, Zoom or other media in the evenings which would not count against the allocated six calls a week..

Q Are there any restrictions and if so what are these?

Q How much money will I receive and do I keep my benefits?

You will receive £25.00 per week as a personal allowance to spend on yourselves this is a way of helping you learn budgeting skills.

If you have your own monies, we will keep it safe for you whilst here.

The group ask each client to pay £1 per week into the house money, which is then used to buy birthday cards, leaving presents etc by the house. This is done in the weekly house meeting. Please note this is something that the house organises and is part of the client’s social factor of treatment and you are expected to take part in.

Q Do I share a room?

Q Can I go to NA/AA?

Q Can I go to the shops when I need to?

Q How much time do I get in a week to do Recovery Studies?

Q What happens if I can’t spell or struggle to read or write?

Q Do you test for drug and alcohol use?

Q Do I attend college?

Q When I can’t sleep what can I do?

Q If I am still on medication what should I bring to Somewhere House?

Q Can I use electronic cigarettes? Are there restrictions around smoking?

Q Are staff qualified and DBS checked?

Q Do you offer family therapy or couples therapy?

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