The Community of Communities currently
comprises 90 members from within the UK and abroad.
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Member TCs offer specialist services to with
adults and children with a range of complex needs including
attachment disorders, personality disorders, offending behaviours,
addictions, learning disabilities and severe mental illness.
They are found within health, social care,
education, private and criminal justice sectors. All
communities are reviewed against the Service Standards for
Therapeutic Communities 8th Edition.
Our Addiction members are found within the criminal justice
system and in the community.
Adult Democratic Communities
Adult Democratic members include services
predominantly working with clients with a diagnosis of Borderline
Personality Disorder in the NHS, services in the community for the
same, community services for people recovering from severe enduring
mental illnesses including psychosis, and communities within the
prison system for the reduction of offending behaviours.
Children and Young People’s Communities
Our member services for Children and Young
People are predominantly specialist therapeutic homes and
residential schools for Looked After Children.
Our members in the prison system are either
‘democratic’ services focused on reducing offending behaviours, or
‘hierarchical’ services working to reduce both substance misuse and
offending behaviours amongst their members.
These services are reviewed against the
Service Standards for Therapeutic Communities 8th
Edition and also against standards to determine compliance
with HM Prison Service’s core model for Therapeutic
Community of Communities, The Royal
College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street
London, E1 8BB
Tel: 020 3701 2679 Email: Josie Thorne