About us

The Ley Community Residential recovery programme is located on five acres of spacious grounds on the edge of the village of Yarnton, five miles from historic Oxford.


The Ley Community (TLC) is a Therapeutic Community recovery model of intervention and the period of time you will spend here will vary according to your needs. The main therapeutic intervention programme is known as Phase One which lasts up to 26 weeks. There is also the possibility of moving into our Aftercare Phase Two which is 12 weeks where you can experience a range of voluntary work placements before securing full-time employment in Oxford and moving out into independent living supported by our Aftercare team.

The programme will get you to look at your attitudes and behaviours, and, as a Therapeutic Community, living and working with others will support you to do this.

We accept referrals from across the UK and provide an abstinence-based, peer driven and self-help residential rehabilitation recovery programme. It is a mutually self-help programme that assists people to help themselves and others.

We also provide a 28 day community drug detoxification facility.

The landscaped grounds provide grass areas, a small lake, herb garden, barbeque area, memorial garden, an all weather football pitch and volleyball/badminton court. A family flat provides a comfortable environment for you to have on-site visits with your family and children during your stay and also for contact visits with children where Social Services are involved.

During your stay you will be supported every step of the way by your peers and staff so there are always people on hand to talk to and encourage you on your recovery journey. We understand it will be hard work and at times both challenging and scary, but the most important thing to hold on to is that a new life will be your reward.

There is a lot of new information contained in this manual so we don’t expect you to read it all in one day – take your time, ease into your recovery journey knowing you are safe, free from drugs and alcohol in an enabling and caring environment. You will be assigned a key worker and together you will map your person centred recovery care plan with achievable goals to help you build up your recovery capital.
Recovery capital includes: self-esteem, self-worth, social skills, work readiness together with a number of other attributes which all help you continue to be abstinent and enjoy your life with family and friends.

We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and this means we have to comply with all the outcome standards:

  • Safe
  • Caring
  • Effective
  • Responsive
  • Well-led

Our last unannounced inspection was in June 2014 and we were compliant in all areas. This should give you peace of mind to know we are providing a quality driven recovery service.

We use a range of therapeutic interventions and concepts that form the basis of our Therapeutic Recovery Programme with clear criteria for each stage and outlines how you progress through your programme and includes details about the daily routines, job roles, function and purpose and special responsibilities you and your peers will have.

We also have our own TLC Recovery Football Team, Social Enterprise projects that you can engage with and a large recovery community living and working in and around Oxfordshire that you will become a part of once you complete your programme.