Referral criteria

Whether you are coming for the Structured Day Programme or Inpatient detoxification the process is the same.

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 Client criteria

  • Male or female
  • Aged over 18 years
  • Seeking a life without drink and drugs
  • Prepared to engage in a programme of behavioural change.

How to refer

Initial referrals can be accepted in writing, by fax or by secure email. Any enquiries prior to referral can be made by telephone to the Team Leader on 01302 571240.

We welcome referrals from Drug and Alcohol Service providers and other professional referrals.

Where to send your referral

Please address written referrals to: The Admissions Team, New Beginnings, Marshall Avenue, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 0QP.

Referrals by fax should be sent to: 01302 571275.

Electronic referrals should be sent to: [email protected]

Other useful information to include

  • Latest risk assessment
  • Latest Treatment Outcome Profile (TOP)
  • Latest care plan.

What happens next?

Within one week of receiving your referral, the New Beginnings team will make contact with you to discuss with you what we have to offer and together we will make the final decision whether to come to us or not. This can involve a visit to the service and a full assessment.


Assessments are usually face to face and include a comprehensive risk assessment. Our assessment team are highly skilled and work closely with referrers to ensure the best package of care.

The assessment takes a strength based approach and identifies the recovery capital a person possesses in addition to their needs.

At assessment we also offer

  • The opportunity for a carer present during the assessment
  • For people whose first language is not English, we will make arrangements for an interpreter to be present
  • We are able to cater for specific dietary needs as well as cultural needs and this will be discussed during the assessment process (for inpatient placements only).

And finally, if we believe that coming to us is not the best course for you we will provide a comprehensive report stating the reasons why.

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About Aspire

Aspire is a partnership organisation set up by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and registered charity The Alcohol & Drug Service (ADS).

We pride ourselves on being innovative and forward thinking, and work closely with the recovery communities we serve to provide flexible, responsive services, which offer the best possible recovery outcomes for all our service users.