Rehabilitation Community Employment
experience over the years has led us to defining our objectives as:
- To help all these
people in the Kilbarrack area who are experiencing problems with drugs
or alcohol. (This is done through our Community Employment programme
and by offering free and confidential counselling to people from the
- To act as a
support and referral agency for these people.
- To provide
counselling and personal development training to these people to
empower them to address their problems.
- To provide good
quality training so that when they address their addiction problems
they will be in a better position to re-enter the labour market.
- To work with the
young people of the area providing them with activities and developing
an alcohol and drugs prevention model.
- To work with the
local schools, sporting clubs, community and youth associations and
other interested parties to develop our community.
In all our activities KCCP has always taken a
person centred approach. We
were delighted to have received additional government funding to
Rehabilitation Manager in November 2009. This has allowed us to put
planning at the centre of our work.
Services to Community
Employment (CE) Participants
The range of services
that we provide in addition to the educational requirements under CE is:
threshold, harm reduction services
and encouragement on available treatment options
of change and relapse prevention work
with budgetary, housing and child care issues.
with mental health issues-anxiety, depression, hopelessness,
physical or sexual abuse, stress management and coping strategies,
and grief issues.
with medical issues
with doctors, drug treatment and psychiatric services
with dietary and nutrition issues
put social supports in place (couples, families and friends)
with criminal issues
crisis intervention services (including self-harm and threatened
with sexuality issues
clients with pregnancy issues
with recreational issues
with daily living issues (personal hygiene, household tasks, cooking
In 1997 the Bishops in
their Pastoral Letter ‘Breaking the Silence’
“welcomed programmes that help
people with drug problems to establish greater stability in their lives
ideally to withdraw from all drugs”. This was part of our
original aim in 1997
and remains so today. It is our belief that our participants benefit in
of ways. The Gardai (Raheny) are on record as stating that the crime
Kilbarrack has fallen dramatically since the opening of the drug
service in the local HSE clinic and the opening of KCCP (combined with
policing). Our programme since day one has enjoyed tremendous support
Gardai. Our initial focus began on the drug mis-user. Almost
started working with the families and in recent years we have also
focused on the
children of drug mis-users. KCCP is confident that it has helped
drug mis-users, their families and has contributed in a positive way to