Hope Worldwide (ODAAT)

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ODAAT stands for One Day At A Time. It is a drug and alcohol recovery programme that is structured as a three-stage quasi-residential programme with professional therapeutic input.  As one of the longest-running services of its kind, the ODAAT programme comprises one-to-one and group counselling, 12-step therapy groups, relapse prevention, anger management and life skills groups as well as social and sporting activities.


Admission Criteria:

  • ODAAT is for men only
  • 18 years old and above
  • Must be motivated to change/recover
  • Mental Health: They can only accept low support needs – Any medication must be declared before admission and cleared by the Therapy Manager
  • Must be willing to commit to the 6-month programme
  • They are happy to accept self or agency referrals
  • Referrals are accepted from Probation and/or courts e.g. DRRs, – There is no automatic refusal for particular offences; each case will be assessed on its own merit.
  • Referrals are welcome from all Boroughs or counties but priority is given to Lambeth residents.

Their main work in the UK helps homeless people and recovering addicts. Volunteers are involved in most aspects of service delivery and work together with our expert staff.  They also mobilise volunteers to work within their local communities supporting local needs.

Their international development work is focused on a wide range of the UN”s Sustainable Development Goals which are the internationally recognized priority areas for development.


Homeless services
The Two-Step programme works with single homeless people who are the lowest priority for Local Authorities.  The ‘Two Step’ programme typically helps around 25 single homeless people to find suitable accommodation every month.  They work in partnership with night shelters, day centres, Councils and other charities that refer people to them.

They specialise in helping people find housing in the private rented sector.  They provide three hours of interactive tenancy training every week. This training empowers people to check that a property is up to standard and explains rights and responsibilities.  They can also refer people to supported housing and hostels.

Recovery services
The ODAAT programme helps substance misusers to live in abstinent recovery.  It has a capacity of 23 spaces in the recovery houses and provides a holistic approach to their recovery that includes a combination of therapies over six months. These include psychotherapy, one-on-one and group counselling, anger management, access to sport, peer support, life skills training, family therapy and work experience – in preparation for settled independent living.

At the end of the six months, service users can take advantage of 12 weeks of aftercare and some access to the work-training programme that can lead to NVQs in Health and Social Care at level 2 or 3.  When leaving the six-month residential programme, residents also have the option to enter the third stage supported houses, which currently have a capacity of 13 beds.

Contact Details

020 3659 4809

info@hopeworldwide.org.uk Homeless services: rob.payne@hopeworldwide.org.uk


Main Office: Hope Worldwide UK, 360 City Road, London EC1V 2PY. 020 7713 7655. Homeless services: Two Step London, 360 City Road (2nd Floor), London EC1V 2PY. 020 7713 7655.

Other Info


Bus: 4, 43, 56, 153, 205, 214, 394 Tube: Angel Underground Station

Other information:
HOPE worldwide UK was founded in 1991 by the International Churches of Christ. It is a registered charity.

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