HMP Dovegate Therapeutic Community +

HMP Dovegate Therapeutic Community +

Site Name

HMP Dovegate Therapeutic Community +

Address: Moreton Lane, Marchington Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8XR

Service(s) provided

Secure, Specialist, Forensic, Assessment, Therapy

TC+ is a Therapeutic Community contextualised for men with Learning disabilities who have been unable to access conventional offending behaviour programmes due to their IQ and learning style, or have struggled to retain learning from those offending behaviour programmes.

Suitable for:

The offending history must normally include violence (including robbery) and/or sexual offences; other serious offending is sometimes considered. The motivation of the individual is paramount to successful referral. Standard entry requirements include:

  • Medium and high risk men, usually violent offences, but not always
  • No drug use within at least 2 months
  • No self harm within at least 2 months
  • Adequate time remaining on sentence (3 years)
  • Admitting responsibility for their offence
  • Not CAT A or on Escape List
  • No current diagnosis of major mental illness
  • Use of psychotropic medication should conform with the Medication Policy
  • Likely to be ineligible for a general TC because of perceived learning disability
  • Not currently able to accept sex offenders or those who are high scoring psychopaths


Group therapy and structured community living.Therapy is 24/7. TC+ runs similarly to TC through the use of small groups and community meetings, where thinking and behaviour are explored, and links to offending and risk are identified. Each theme aims to address treatment need in a particular risk area. Core creative psychotherapy groups are available to residents too.

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Referral Process

Minimum 3 years
Referral forms can be accessed here (Link to uploaded forms)

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Moreton Lane, Marchington Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8XR