This service is to support adults living with a disability who have addiction issues to become more participatory in their community.
- Assist the person plan for a better lifestyle discussing and identifying how disability and substance abuse impacts on the person’s life.
- Meet with the individuals on a weekly basis and develop the relationship.
- Explore the individual’s drug/alcohol use and the impact on their relationships, lifestyle, health etc
- Discuss harm reduction measure with individuals
- Plan for improved changes in the individual’s life exploring options that are realistic and achievable
- Assist people to access mainstream services in their community in support of recovery and social inclusion.
- Make home visits on a weekly basis and identify what supports the person needs on a professional basis.
- Assist individuals in accessing these services both logistically and emotionally
- Follow up with people to ensure continuity of care and improvements made in their quality of life.
- Advocate on behalf of the individuals for services required
- Work closely with the client’s family as required
- Support individuals to access socials activities within their community and also further afield .
- Access a vehicle to transport the individuals to appropriate services
- Assist individuals to partake in community activities throughout the Dublin 10 area.
- Ensure the health and safety is of paramount importance at all times.
- Assist clients to participate in a weekly Disability Club.
The objective would be to modify the problem, to make life easier for those with a disability and an addiction problem. For further information about this unique service contact;
Disability Outreach Worker
Phone: 01 623 8001