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                                        2° Course Dublin /Athlone 26-28  Oct  2017                      Sélectionner une langue
 

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  1.  Crosscare - Mater Dei Family Hub

 

   Crosscare is the Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin and provides a range of social care, community and youth work services across the Dublin Archdiocese. Their Family Hub is part of the Governments response to high levels of Family Homelessness in Ireland. The Mater Dei Family Hub caters for 50 families who are emerging from emergency accommodation in Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts.

 

  3. Sophia Sean McDermott St

    

   The Sean McDermott Street Project is an excellent example of the importance of providing housing first to people with a history of homelessness. Over 80% of the people referred to this service are still in housing. The project has 18 self-contained one bedroom apartments for couples needing support to live independently. The team consists of a project manager, support workers and care workers. Each support worker works with 6 couples both formally and informally. The couples who live in Sean McDermott St have very complex needs and our support staff helps them to identify and meet their goals and are on site 24 hours a day

 

  4.Back Lane Night Shelter

 
  

  5.St Catherines Foyer

    

   Run by the Peter McVerry Trust St Catherine's Foyer operates as a Specialised Supported Temporary Accommodation for those aged 18-26 years old.  Alcohol or other drugs is not permitted on-site or in the vicinity of the facility at any time.  Residents who present with a history of problematic drug or alcohol use will be required to demonstrate that they are currently drug free and/or are actively managing their addiction through participation in a recognised treatment programme. 

 

  6. Sophia Housing Cork St

 

    The Cork Street project consists of 50 apartments, one, two 
and three bedrooms, for families, couples and single people. Amongst these apartments are three adapted units for people with physical disabilities. Each apartment is self contained but there are also communal spaces where the tenants can socialise. The Cork Street project provides long term  supported tenancies. Support staff are present Monday to Friday from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each tenant has a keyworker and a holistic care plan is done for all tenants. Practical support is also offered in a range of areas such as home management, budgeting, shopping and cooking.

 

Project Visits Midlands

 

  1. Emergency Accommodation
          Service   – Tullamore
 

 

  

   This service is the only provider of Emergency Accommodation to single men and women over the age of 18 in County Offaly. The service has six emergency beds (4 allocated to single men and 2 allocated to single women). The service is open 24/7, with referrals made via the Local Authority. The service works in partnership with Tullamore Housing Association from whom it leases 6 units of accommodation.

 

  2. Emergency Accommodation
          Service –
Athlone

 

  

   This service is the only proviThis service is the only provider of Emergency Accommodation to single men over the age of 18 in County Westmeath. The service has six emergency beds (4 allocated to single men and 2 allocated to single women). The service is open 24/7, with referrals made via the Local Authority.

 

  3. Slí Nua

 

  

   This innovative service is supported by the Westmeath County Council, the HSE and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. It provides 7 one bed apartments which offer a long term home to people with a long term experience of homelessness and/or housing instability.

The service is managed by the Line Manager of the Emergency Accommodation Service Athlone, as well as a dedicated Case Worker, who offers key working and visiting supports to ensure that people successfully progress out of homelessness and into the security of a home of their own.

 


GUIDELINES  for Study's Visits
 
 

  • Field Visits / workshops on Dignity and Well-being
    we are organising field visits under the general theme of   ‘ how the services attentive to the voice, requests, demands, needs of  the  welcomed people, guests and  co-working with other services can insure progress and autonomy of  persons ?...
     

  • The format of the visits  (also this  protocol  - each time adapted – it is useful)  
    The Visits that occupy a space and a very important time in the project are not left to improvisation, which sometimes responds to the visitor's curiosity or to the self-gratification of workers, but by evaluation of practice, from the in-depth reading of the practice and the interrelations between context,  services offered,  interpersonal relationships,  needs expressed or not,  sought to evaluate the correspondence and congruence and the consequent efficiency of the initiative.
     

  • We propose starting  in the meeting room  (visit of centre is better after presentation and discussion)

    1.   After a  very short presentation of each participants , will be the presentation of the Irish local initiative / project
    by workers  in the centre which we are visiting  (following a guidelines…)

    2.      After the presentation of important point, following the discussion,  confrontation, evaluation, proposal

    3.      Perhaps  the discussion as the  visit will be  more useful  if in  more small groups  (each of 7 ? …)

    4.      And conclusion all together where resuming what learned after  visit and useful to synthetize  the  principle  for the  course  


Depaul Charity & Black Lane Hostel

Run by De Paul Ireland, Back Lane Hostel provides direct access, emergency and short term accommodation for 74 single homeless men aged over 26. The accommodation consists of single rooms with shared facilities and full board is provided. As part of the support and settlement programme, residents are offered a life skills course and access to addiction treatment; participants on these courses can extend their stay to up to 6 months. The project offers formal post settlement and settlement support.

 

Name of the Organization

Depaul Charity

Name of the Service

Black Lane Hostel

Name of the service manager

Jim Sperin  jim.sperin@depaulcharity.net

Email of the service

depaul@depaulcharity.net         

Website   :   https://ie.depaulcharity.org/

1.       Specific characteristics

Target

Generic homeless people (can stay 6 months)

Vulnerable homeless people (long term)

Access

The acces is by a free telephone number managed by a central placement service

Specific characteristics

Harm Reduction based service

Workers

16 workers without a specific training

1 nurse

3 workers per shift during the day

2 workers per shift during the night

They use the network (public and private) when they need specific professionals.

2.       Categories of services :  night shelter  -  day (night) centre  -  drop-in…  -   occupational centre 

Night shelter

 

Night and day shelter

X

Day centre

 

Drop in

 

Occupational centre

 

3.       Funding   (Public – private …, other kind…)

Public Funding

Governament

FEAD Program (food and clothes)

Private Funding

Fundraising

Other

Guests pay 63 euros per week (Homeless in Ireland receive 189 per week as minimum income). First night is free.

4.       Difficulties  to  overcome  in relation to guests  and  workers

Difficulties

Collecting the rent by guests

Many requests to access, more than the places available

Few workers per guest

Strategies to overview barriers and challenges

They have not many drug/alcohol addicted

They feel like a family

5.       Innovative  and  efficient initiatives  for Dignity and Wellbeing of  guests : access to rights

Access to housing

Single rooms with bathroom for both the long term and the 6 months

Access to health services

They have a nurse in the staff

They are linked with psychiatrist service

Access to social services

They are linked with social services

Access to citizenship and job reintegration

They encourage the reintegration but they have only 3 workers on 62 guests

6.       How do you promote and realise co-working and synergies with social & health sectors and services?

They have a nurse in the staff

They are linked with the psychiatrist service

7.       Positive results and critical points:  

For someone is a good solution do not have a limited period of staying

People with severe problems can be hosted

There are not many rules and they are flexible

 

     


Sophia &   Ann liffey Drug Project

The Ana Liffey neither promotes nor denounces substance use but seeks to respond to problems associated with it. The ALDP has been providing Low Threshold, Harm Reduction services to people in the North Inner City since 1982. They provide services from two premises at 48 & 51 Middle Abbey Street. Across these two building they offer a wide variety of Low Threshold, Harm Reduction Services that offer pathways to individuals out of their current circumstance including addiction and homelessness.

Name of the Organization

Sophia

Name of the Service

Ann liffey Drug Project

Name of the service manager

Ross Mc Nulty

Email of the service

ross.mcnulty@aldp.ie

 

1.       Specific characteristics (target - number / gender of guests; General &  specific objectives:  brief /middle  term; Workers  nb:  professionals – volunteers..)

Introduction

Started 30 years ago

Kind of center

Harm reduction service, low threshold.
Drop in centre,10h-12h, mon –Friday, also appointments 1-1 with people.

Target

Drugs addicts

Access

Treatment option groups

Specific characteristics

Has a stabilizing programme.  Needle exchange on a outreach basis

Workers

Outreach work

.

2.       Categories of services :  night shelter  -  day (night) centre  -  drop-in…  -   occupational centre 

Night shelter

 

Night and day shelter

 

Day centre

 

Drop in

X

Occupational centre

 

 
3.       Funding   (Public – private …, other kind…)

Public Funding

Public funding, a service provider.

Private Funding

 

Other

 

4.       Difficulties  to  overcome  in relation to guests  and  workers

Difficulties

Housing and access to drug treatment, as a difficulties.

Strategies to overview barriers and challenges

 

5.       Innovative  and  efficient initiatives  for Dignity and Wellbeing of  guests : access to rights

Access to housing

They see people in hospital and in prisons.

Access to health services

Liason between users and court orders, make sure users attend the appointments with the police etc…

Access to social services

 

Access to citizenship and job reintegration

 

6.       How do you promote and realise co-working and synergies with social & health sectors and services?

 

7.       Positive results and critical points:  

 They work on stigma by moving people from one place to the other , for save injection.

 

     


Midlands Simon Community &   Santiago House Emergency accomodation

Name of the Organization

Midlands Simon Community

Name of the Service

Santiago House Emergency accomodation

Name of the service manager

Emma

Email of the service

 

 

1.       Specific characteristics (target - number / gender of guests; General &  specific objectives:  brief /middle  term; Workers  nb:  professionals – volunteers..)

Introduction

Started 2008

Kind of center

6 rooms

Target

Female/male.     

Access

6 months duration

Specific characteristics

 

Workers

Professionals are social care workers, voluntiers, students

On site professional, even during night

Optimisation of medication administration

Access is closed during the evening

2.       Categories of services :  night shelter  -  day (night) centre  -  drop-in…  -   occupational centre 

Night shelter 

Emergency accommodation

Night and day shelter

 

Day centre

 

Drop in

 

 Occupational centre

 

 
3.       Funding   (Public – private …, other kind…)

Public Funding

X

Private Funding

X

Other

residents pay an amount, and food is included

4.       Difficulties  to  overcome  in relation to guests  and  workers

Difficulties

 lack of miningful activities, due to cut down of resources

 transport accesability resouources

 no outreach

 opinion not taken into consideration 

 No available /adequate resources afterwards

 Only referrels from council

Strategies to overview barriers and challenges
positives points

homely atmosphere

Small size emergency accommodation.

Single rooms

Flexibility

Trustful relationship

5.       Innovative  and  efficient initiatives  for Dignity and Wellbeing of  guests : access to rights

Access to housing

 

Access to health services

 

Access to social services

 

Access to citizenship and job reintegration

 

6.       How do you promote and realise co-working and synergies with social & health sectors and services?

 

7.       Positive results and critical points:  

 

      

 


Midlands Simon Community   &   Sli Nua Apartments

This innovative service is supported by the Westmeath County Council, the HSE and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. It provides 7 one bed apartments which offer a long term home to people with a long term experience of homelessness and/or housing instability.

The service is managed by the Line Manager of the Emergency Accommodation Service Athlone, as well as a dedicated Case Worker, who offers key working and visiting supports to ensure that people successfully progress out of homelessness and into the security of a home of their own.
 

Name of the Organization

Midlands Simon Community

Name of the Service

Sli Nua Apartments Emma

Name of the service manager

Emma

Email of the service

 

 

1.       Specific characteristics (target - number / gender of guests; General &  specific objectives:  brief /middle  term; Workers  nb:  professionals – volunteers..)

Introduction

Started 2010

Kind of center

 

Target

Single adults over 18, male/female, no couples or children

Access

With income

Specific characteristics

Mental health & addiction problems, complex problems

Workers

No need of 24h support.
One staff at a time.

2.       Categories of services :  night shelter  -  day (night) centre  -  drop-in…  -   occupational centre 

Night shelter 

 

Night and day shelter

 

Housing first

Housing first type service, long term housing

Day centre

 

Drop in

 

 Occupational centre

 

 
3.       Funding   (Public – private …, other kind…)

Public Funding

Public  donations.

Private Funding

private donations.

Other

 

4.       Difficulties  to  overcome  in relation to guests  and  workers

Difficulties

professional working on their own
Lack of a multidisciplinary team.

Poor collaboration with special services, ( GPS, and mental health services)

Strategies to overview barriers and challenges
positives points

low threshold , first project of housing first long term.

Person centred

Non judgemental

5.       Innovative  and  efficient initiatives  for Dignity and Wellbeing of  guests : access to rights

Access to housing

Need to be improved.

Access to health services

Problems with sectorization.

Access to social services

 

Access to citizenship and job reintegration

Access to citizenship and job reintegration

6.       How do you promote and realise co-working and synergies with social & health sectors and services?

Try to escorts  the users to appointments.

7.       Positive results and critical points:  

Positives :     As a programme: very individualized

                          As a professional: Not judgemental.

Difficulties: programme : difficulties as a multidisciplinary approach, difficulties in aftercare.

                          Professionally: difficultie to acces serices when needed.

      

Context and general point concerning local social protection laws and application

Keep as anonymous as possible

Group meetings, as forum of activities. Stablish a facilitator between residents.

Referrals can come from different places not only local services.

Users can have a trial period

 


Midlands Simon Community   &   Sli Nua Apartments

This innovative service is supported by the Westmeath County Council, the HSE and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. It provides 7 one bed apartments which offer a long term home to people with a long term experience of homelessness and/or housing instability.

The service is managed by the Line Manager of the Emergency Accommodation Service Athlone, as well as a dedicated Case Worker, who offers key working and visiting supports to ensure that people successfully progress out of homelessness and into the security of a home of their own.
 

Name of the Organization

Midlands Simon Community

Name of the Service

Sli Nua Apartments Emma

Name of the service manager

Emma

Email of the service

 

 

1.       Specific characteristics (target - number / gender of guests; General &  specific objectives:  brief /middle  term; Workers  nb:  professionals – volunteers..)

Introduction

Started 2010

Kind of center

 

Target

Single adults over 18, male/female, no couples or children

Access

With income

Specific characteristics

Mental health & addiction problems, complex problems

Workers

No need of 24h support.
One staff at a time.

2.       Categories of services :  night shelter  -  day (night) centre  -  drop-in…  -   occupational centre 

Night shelter 

 

Night and day shelter

 

Housing first

Housing first type service, long term housing

Day centre

 

Drop in

 

 Occupational centre

 

 
3.       Funding   (Public – private …, other kind…)

Public Funding

Public  donations.

Private Funding

private donations.

Other

 

4.       Difficulties  to  overcome  in relation to guests  and  workers

Difficulties

professional working on their own
Lack of a multidisciplinary team.

Poor collaboration with special services, ( GPS, and mental health services)

Strategies to overview barriers and challenges
positives points

low threshold , first project of housing first long term.

Person centred

Non judgemental

5.       Innovative  and  efficient initiatives  for Dignity and Wellbeing of  guests : access to rights

Access to housing

Need to be improved.

Access to health services

Problems with sectorization.

Access to social services

 

Access to citizenship and job reintegration

Access to citizenship and job reintegration

6.       How do you promote and realise co-working and synergies with social & health sectors and services?

Try to escorts  the users to appointments.

7.       Positive results and critical points:  

Positives :     As a programme: very individualized

                          As a professional: Not judgemental.

Difficulties: programme : difficulties as a multidisciplinary approach, difficulties in aftercare.

                          Professionally: difficultie to acces serices when needed.

      

Context and general point concerning local social protection laws and application

Keep as anonymous as possible

Group meetings, as forum of activities. Stablish a facilitator between residents.

Referrals can come from different places not only local services.

Users can have a trial period

 

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