About Mount Carmel

Core Values

Since opening in 1984 Mount Carmel has always maintained the following core values:

  • Commitment to abstinent recovery – we are, and have always been, focused on total abstinence and lifetime recovery for our clients.
  • Inclusiveness – we will assess anyone addicted to alcohol.
  • Responsiveness - we will treat each client as an individual, responding to their diverse needs and delivering personalised support.
  • Integrity and Professionalism – at a corporate and individual level we want all our work to meet the highest level of the legal and ethical frameworks of all the professional and regulatory bodies under which Mount Carmel and its staff practices.
  • Value for Money – it is our aim to offer the very best outcomes at an affordable cost to individuals, Local Authorities, and any other clients.
  • Public Service Ethos – a not-for-profit organisation targeted at maximising clinical success rather than bottom-line profit.
  • Independence – our sole concern is the success of Mount Carmel and its clients – we have no financial or other interests beyond these.


Mount Carmel is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, and is regulated by the FCA.  It is a not-for-profit organisation, operating for the benefit of the community. HMRC views Mount Carmel as a charity for tax purposes (HMRC ref XR69487).

Mount Carmel is governed by a Management Committee, which operates with the legal rights and responsibilities of a Board of Directors. All members of the Management Committee are non-executive and take no payments.  A number are graduates of Mount Carmel. 

We are a listed provider with the NTA and contribute to NDTMS (National Drug Treatment Monitoring System), and are registered as a Care Home with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).