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The Carpenter’s Arms respects the rights of all residents and has developed these house rules to enable you to live together in harmony and mutual respect. However, failure to abide by them may result in an infringement chit being issued.
In order to organise visits in and out, an application must be made to the staff. This application must be received at least 5 days before the proposed visit, preferably for the Monday morning staff meeting.
Residents can start to receive telephone calls once they have been at The Carpenter’s Arms for two weeks. There is a phone log to show who you have dialled.
It is important for all residents to experience Church for themselves. We believe that the Church offers a unique opportunity for residents to enjoy support and care both during and after the programme.
Occasionally residents may be sick and unable to work normally, and it is important that we have a procedure that protects them and everybody else in the community. However some may choose to “go sick and hide” in their rooms rather than face difficult issues. This procedure is intended to discourage those who are not really sick and at the same time to look after those who are.
Smoking is an addictive substance and as such is not allowed on the programme. We allow nicotine patches for the first three weeks of the programme on a supervised reduction from the doctor.
Residents are expected to shower and brush their teeth at least once a day. Hair needs to be kept neat.
Drug & Alcohol Tests
There will be an initial drug and alcohol test when a resident enters the programme. Thereafter tests will be done on a random basis.
All the resident’s belongings will be searched upon their arrival before transference to their allocated room. Clothes may be washed upon arrival depending on their cleanliness.
There should be a clear understanding that residents who are in the programme that are caught with Alcohol, Illegal Drugs or tobacco in their possession or testing positive for alcohol or illegal drugs will be expelled from the programme immediately.
Kitchen and Meal times
You will have one scheduled day a week to do your laundry. Please do not leave it in for longer than two hours. Do not touch laundry that does not belong to you. Do not leave laundry in the machines if you are going out for the day or weekend
All residents are to participate in these unless sick or confined to their room. Residents will be given work to do. Once completed, they should return to the supervising staff member who will check that all the work has completed in a satisfactory manner.
Personal Radios, mobile phones and laptops (unless proven for educational purposes only)
Residents are not allowed to keep any of the above at The Carpenter’s. Residents who bring any of the above to The Carpenter’s Arms will need to hand them in before they commence the programme.
The pool table in the communal area should only be used when it doesn’t clash with any official duties or classes. Please bear in mind that others might want to use it as well. No food or drink is to be placed on the pool table.
These are disciplinary offences and could result in you being asked to leave the programme.
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