Find out how COVID19 is impacting our services and how you can access support during this time
Service Update 18th May 2020
Per guidelines from the Department of Health, Community Response has suspended all face to face meetings until June 2020, we are currently in the process of finalising our standard operating procedures which will enable us to resume on-site services. These procedures will be reviewed by our board of management on the 25th of May at which point we should be able to estimate a scheduled date of recommencement.
As the country enters a new phase we want to ensure all clients that prioritising your safety and the safety of our staff is our utmost priortity at this time. With that in mind we advice that changes made over the coming weeks will see the introduction of new procedures in relation to sosical distancing and PPE in our building. These changes will take time for all of us to adjust to but we must ensure and prioritise safety in line with current public health guidelines.
Like all of us, we are continuously adapting to these changing times and we are doing our best to continue to deliver a consistent service to our current clients and to those who may need our help in the future. This page is designed to provide a current breakdown of our services including details of online meetings and contact numbers which you may find useful.As soon as we have an update concerning finalised operating procedures and the recommencement of services we will update you over the phone and across our online channels asap.
In conjunction with the services below, Community Response, are providing information, advice and support across our social media channels which you can access below:
Our Weekly Groups
|GROUP||Current Status||Day and Time||Contact Details|
|Stabilisation Group||No group operating at present, replaced with individual sessions||Weekly Phone calls delivered to all active group members||Email Audrey or call 01 454 9772|
|Change and Recovery||Online Zoom meeting||Delivered over Zoom weekly on Wednesday from 2.30-3.30pm||Email Lar or call 01 454 9772|
|Alcohol Education||No group operating at present||Weekly Phone calls delivered to all active group members||Email JM or call 01 454 9772|
|Family Support||Online Zoom Meeting||Weekly on Thursday from 5pm-7pm||Email Janet or Marie or call 01 454 9772|
|Mindfulness||No group operating at present, replaced with individual sessions||Weekly Phone calls delivered to all active group members||Email Robbie or call 01 454 9772|
One to one support continues to be offered to all current and upcoming clients of the service under arrangements made between staff members and clients. Usually, this will consist of weekly calls at a specified day and time to continue any pieces of work that may be taking place and to provide support in this difficult time. We will however, continue to provide face to face support under strict social distancing guidelines when a client is in crisis.
We are continuing to accept referrals as normal through our website here or over the phone on 01 454 9772. Following the submission of a referral, a phone-based assessment is undertaken by a member of our staff team per data protection policies. Upon completion of this assessment, clients can be enrolled into the service to address their particular needs.
We are continuing to offer a limited outreach service to those affected by Hepatitis C who may be undergoing treatment at this time or who may be in urgent need of treatment and are currently engaged with an OST clinic. Further information about Hepatitis C can be found here and our dedicated staff are available to talk through any of your questions Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm on 01 454 9772, alternatively you can text or call Lar on 086-189 5792.