Shardale Specialist Therapuetic Communities - Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Shardale Ltd
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Lytham Saint Annes
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Latest News From Shardale Rehab

March 2017

It is with regret that we are closing our Bury site with immediate effect, consolidating all our residential provision at our Lytham St.Annes site. However, this will enable both Dale and Sharon to focus on this project and on developing our new range of treatment modalities. Our structured Daycare programme will remain at our Walton-le-dale premises in Preston.

Nov 2016

Our structured Daycare programme has now re-located to a new premises in Walton-le-Dale, the new address is 170 Victoria Rd., PR5 4AY. Our Aftercare service will also be based there. Preston staff can be contacted there on 01772 824160 for any queries regarding Daycare or Aftercare. We are pleased to announce that Dale Milne has been appointed as Daycare facilitator for our structured Daycare service. We would like to wish Justin Randles the best for the future and in his new job.

Our Admissions office has also re-located to our Lytham St.Anne's site but will remain as a centralised admissions process dealing with Admissions queries for all our sites from there. The new Admissions telephone number is 01253 728898.

Sept 2016

Dale Mordlock has now taken over as Registered Manager of our St.Annes site. Sean Gartland is in the process of completing his application as registered manager of our Bury site.

August 2106

Shardale has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 13% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people. Personal thanks to the staff from both Dale and Sharon for all their hard work and their unbelievable contribution over the past six years.

April 2016

We will be extending our Daycare provision and will be offering a 6 month 12 step treatment programme based at Shardale Preston. Our current therapeutic Daycare programme will continue to run separately at our Preston office.

March 2016

Shardale St. Annes has just had an extremely successful CQC inspection, the written report will be available shortly on the CQC website. We now have a Facebook page - Shardale Therapeutic Communities for former Shardale peers to remain in contact.

Feb 2016

Our informal partnership with Inward House Projects continues to flourish and we are proud to announce that, to date, we have supported over 40 residents to take up a place in their Supported Housing upon completion of their treatment at St. Annes or Bury. Due to this successful link to enable our former residents to continue their treatment journey we have extended our Aftercare provision at Shardale Preston to twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Jan 2016

It is with deep regret that we announce the resignation of Ilane Birkby from her position as Registered Manager at Shardale St.Annes. We would like to take this opportunity to wish her all the best for the future. With immediate effect Sharon and Dale Mordlock are returning to oversee the running and management of the St.Annes facility.

Nov 2015

Shardale St.Annes have successfully completed their annual working holiday at Base Camp.

Oct 2015

Having successfully secured several tenders we are pleased to announce that Shardale remains the largest deliverer of residential treatment for substance misuse in the North West of England and Shardale Bury remains a fully specialised alcohol centre, the only one of its kind in the NorthWest of England.

April 2015

Sean Gartland moves from strength to strength in his position as trainee Registered Manager as he enrols at Bury College on a Higher Apprenticeship. Read Article

April 2015

The Shardale Group is proud to announce that it is now working in partnership with Inward House Projects. The aim is to meet the identified need for cost-effective and outcome-driven therapeutic rehabilitation treatment within local communities. This will be achieved by providing Lancashire Citizens with the opportunity to undertake Shardale’s community based therapeutic treatment programme whilst residing in a shared, recovery housing tenancy managed by IHP. <view brochure .pdf>

March 2015

The Shardale Group this month reached another milestone – our 200th successful programme completion!

February 2015

The Shardale Group welcomes three social work students from Manchester Metropolitan University who have chosen Shardale for their course placements. The students will be with us full-time until June.
After careful consideration and requests from commissioners, Woolfield House at Bury has reverted back to a therapeutic community programme designed specifically for programme participants whose primary substance misuse problem is centred upon alcohol.

January 2015

The Shardale Group welcomes three new employees, Jessica Metcalf, Diane Wadeson, and Balraj Singh, who have joined our existing staff team at Taylor House, St Annes.

December 2014

The Shardale Group is proud to be sponsoring two Lancashire User Forum members (one female & one male) to undertake the Everest Base Camp Mountain Trek. Would you like to join them? You will be accompanying two members of the Shardale Team on this ‘EXTREME’ challenge. All sponsorship monies will be donated to Red Rose Recovery. Interested? Read More (.pdf)

August 2014

Shardale is pleased to announce the opening of our new Head Office located at 3 Fleet Street Preston PR1 2UT. The site will be used for all of our day care services and will be operational from 25th August 2014.


June 2014

Peter Donbavand has joined Shardale as Community Liaison Worker.
Through hard work Shardale have achieved The Investors in People Silver Award.
Shardale St.Ann's is marking its 1 year anniversary with a tree planting ceremony in the middle of the front lawn.


January 2014

We are extremely proud to announce that on Thursday 30th January we had our 108th completion "full nine month programmes", since Shardale began in April 2010 and would like to thank everyone who has been involved in making our programme such a success, we are saving lives and also changing the future of Childrens lives in the process


We have recently secured our second tender and from April 2014 we will be accepting referrals from Thurrock. Again, congratulations to all involved in this process, we are also in the later stages of securing two additional tenders.


As our St.Annes project is evolving, we have been establishing community links for our residents to access after treatment - one of these is with the Mulberry project in Blackpool which offers a supported housing programme for people in recovery. As a result we have had 5 referrals accepted by them for residents who are due to complete treatment in February and March and look forward to building strong links with them in the future.

Jan 2014 - Happy New Year from everyone at Shardale. We are pleased to say we have managed to retain all service users at both projects over the festive period and are now looking forward to the coming year.

Dec 2013 - We are pleased to announce that we have secured our first tender and from April 2014 will be accepting referrals from Wiltshire. Congratulations to all involved in the tendering process.

Dec 2013 - Congratulations to John and Sean on securing the posts of Assistant Manager at St.Annes and Bury respectively.

Nov 2013 - St.Annes staff and residents have participated in 'Movember', raising money for charity.

Nov 2013 - Bury have completed their annual working holiday at Base Camp.

Nov 2013 - We are pleased to announce that St Annes has had its first resident complete treatment.

Oct 2013 - Congratulations to Josie and Mandy from our St Annes site on passing their NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care.

June 2013 - Congratulations to Ilane and Ian on securing the posts of Registered Manager at St Annes and Bury respectively.

CQC inspection at Bury in June Completed

News 11/06/2013

Congratulations to Knowsley Local Authority who successfully won the treatment programme.

News 05/03/2013


Shardale is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new 36 bedroom alcohol and drugs rehabilitation centre at the Pierpoint building in Lytham St Annes. The facility should be up and running in the next few months after a refurbishment. To celebrate Shardale are offering a free place for a service user for 9 months at the facility. A raffle will be held and the first 30 referring authorities who register will be entered into the draw. On opening day at Pierpoint the raffle will be drawn and one lucky referring authority will win a free 9 month place for one of their clients at the new facility. Please call Dale Mordlock on 0161 797 9775 for more information or to register as a referring authority for our prize draw contact us online

News 20/12/2012

Ilane Birkby has successfully secured the registered managers position along with ian pickering becoming the new assistant manager, Sharon Mordlock will remain an active director at the project

The development plans have now been successfully carried out taking the facility to 29 beds with day care at 14

CQC carried out a full unannounced inspection spent seven hours on site speaking to the residents and ensuring we are compliant with essential standards of quality and safety, we were given an excellent report which can be accessed via the widget above

Outcomes have been excellent in 2012 the NTA recently visited and spent a full day exploring the facility and speaking with both residents and day care clients, they appeared very curious and intrigued at the same time

Base camp happened off we all went 35 individuals in total giving a little back to the National Trust, our thanks go to Rob and the team hope to see you next year, during the working holiday our forth wave of service user consultation took place. Prior to the event data from all residents was taken in relation to their needs being met by the programme, along with this gathering process a full day was spent exploring the programme itself with no distractions from the usual every day organised chaos of residential rehab. All data gathered will be key in How the service grows in 2013

As an organisation we welcome the Department of Healths three year TRACER study where the effectiveness of residential rehab can be quantified financially, we have already subscribed to the process and are excited to be part of the process we also would like all facilities to engage who post with NDTMS

Chris t has secured a part time post at Shardale along with our bank of volunteers building up to twelve.

The training programmes have now been developed for all staff and volunteers all volunteers now as standard can access an excellent level of on line training along with work based NVQ'S in health and social care up to level three

Christmas has arrived thanks to all staff, residents, clients , sessional staff and anyone connected to Shardale we all have been part of its success We are truly grateful for this opportunity Dale, Sharon and Family xxx





Shardale is currently developing
the building to thirty beds after our latest Care Quality Commission inspection. Once completed our development plans will have been finished at Bury and the building will be fully utilised.

Ilane Birkby now centre manager
-  Ilane becomes the Registered Manager as Dale Mordlock takes a more detached role to concentrate on Outcomes and the continued improvement of the service and possibly another facility!!!

Latest Inspection report coming soon.....

The facility has recently been extended to accommodate 26 residents, due to demand this has been the second increase since we became operational in April 2010.

We are currently coming up to our second birthday and since April 2011 we have had 36 completions of the nine month programme, stats have been posted on line via NDTMS since summer of 2011 and the results have been very impressive all stats that have been posted can be accessed via the NDTMS website.

We are advised that we are currently the biggest independent deliverer of Alcohol rehabilitation in the North west of England we can now accommodate 26 residents in the house and 12 in Day Care Provision.

After our third wave of resident consultation evidence is clear that our solid belief that service evolution which has been client focused has a tremendous effect on the quality of the service and the all important factor of retention/outcomes, a forth period of resident consultation in relation to service evolution will commence in the Summer, based on our findings the service will evolve again.

Several members of staff now at Shardale are ex-residents this has been a fantastic process for all concerned especially the residents as anyone who has experienced a quality treatment programme will know at times there is no better guide than someone who has been through it themselves.

Retention rates currently are the best they have been since the facility started back in 2010 "residential", the first seven months of Shardale produced the poorest retention rates however for those who actually completed they are still around today, as we have progressed to the current way of working a snap shot of the current rate of retention is as follows, since the beginning of 2012 we have only seen five unplanned discharges and two of these were in excess of twelve weeks, again current stats can be viewed via NDTMS.

The personalisation agenda has been thoroughly embraced by all at Shardale and is currently firmly in place for L.C.C residents, the modern fresh approach to how we deliver treatment has been an essential component also on how our service is delivered, there is an independent drop down box relating to personalisation.

Currently Shardale has developed relationships/contracts with eleven purchasing authorities and tenders will be submitted as part of our development strategy next year 2013.

The trek to base camp, yes it's back on due to many different reasons the trek to base camp in November 2011 was cancelled however it's back on in November 2013. Sean and Dale who are employees of Shardale are doing the trek for charity. the charity which has been chosen is Bliss, the charity has special meaning for both walkers as they have experienced directly the issues relating to premature births.

More details relating to the trek will be posted along with fund raising events.

Trip to the lakes for all staff and residents planned for 2012 a repeat of Abegavveny last year but that bit nearer.

Congratulations to Ilane B who has recently completed her ILM level 5 "well done", Elley has had two new additions to the family "well done", "well done" Sharon M your still married.