• Residential substance misuse service

The Recovery Lighthouse Worthing

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

18 Winchester Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4DJ (01903) 927020

Provided and run by:
UK Addiction Treatment Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 26 August 2021

The Recovery Lighthouse Worthing is one of a group of substance misuse services owned by UK Addiction Treatment Centres. Recovery Lighthouse is a residential detoxification and rehabilitation service.

Recovery Lighthouse provides detoxification and rehabilitation programs to support adults with substance misuse issues including alcohol and/or opiate dependency. The service has an external Dr to deliver prescribing for a medically monitored detox. This means that clients may be given medicine to manage their withdrawal from substances but do not require 24-hour medical supervision.

Recovery Lighthouse is registered to provide the following regulated activities;

Accommodation for clients who require treatment for substance misuse

The service did have a registered manager at the time of inspection who was no longer working at this location. A registered manager, along with the registered provider, is legally responsible and accountable for compliance with the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated regulations. One of the managers from another location was managing the service at the time of the inspection and was about to start the registration process to become registered manager at this location

The service was last inspected in January 2019 and was rated as good in all areas. We did not rate this service at this inspection because we did not look at all of the key questions or all of the key aspects of the key questions.

Overall inspection


Updated 26 August 2021

The service was last inspected in 2016, at which time we did not rate independent substance misuse services.

Following this inspection:

We rated Recovery Lighthouse as Good because:

  • The service was well staffed, with well trained and experienced staff to care for clients. Staff put into practice the service’s values, and they had contact with managers at all levels, including the most senior.
  • The service was clean, comfortable and homely, having recently been redecorated and refurnished to a high standard.
  • All clients had holistic care plans, stored on an electronic case management system with all other relevant records. 
  • Clients spoke very highly about their experiences of the service, their relationships with staff and the impact the service had on their lives.
  • There were policies in place to manage risk, including to clients leaving treatment prematurely and clients who were at risk of self-harm. All clients had risk assessments and detailed risk management plans for every identified risk.


  • Medical admissions records, including assessments, were stored in paper files separate from the electronic system and were not always complete.
  • While the service had safe policies in line with national guidance to support people undergoing detoxification programmes, staff did not consistently request or obtain medical summaries from clients’ GPs prior to starting treatment.