Community Response

A Voluntary agency based in the South Inner City, Community Response was established in 1990 to work with individuals, families and local communities to develop their own response to problem drug misuse, HIV and more recently hepatitis C.

The following services are now offered:

•    Alcohol Stabilisation Group – for clients who may not want to stop drinking, but are concerned about either the frequency or amount of their consumption, and need to develop skills to manage this. Every Tuesday 10.30am – 12.00pm. This is a 12 week programme.

•    Hepatitis C/Liver Health Group – for clients who have a Blood Borne Virus, or are concerned that they have alcohol related liver damage. These sessions provide physical, treatment & lifestyle information. A three week programme, which can be joined on any week. Wednesday 10.00am- 12.00pm. In addition to this bespoke Hepatitis/Blood Borne Virus training can be provided to pre- existing client groups.

•    Alcohol Post-Detox Peer Support – for clients who have recently completed a medically supervised or individually managed alcohol cessation. To provide information, coping skills to maintain sobriety. Wednesday 2.30 pm- 4.00pm . This is a 26 week programme.

•    Alcohol Education Programme – for clients who want to understand more about alcohol and its effects on them, their physical and mental health and the people around them. This is a four week programme, which can be joined on any week. Thursday 10.00 am – 12.00pm.

Those attending any of the above groups can also avail of one-to-one key working sessions. Community Response also provides a Family Support Service offering one-to-one sessions, and a support group on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

The task force funds a part-time Family Support Worker.