Coronavirus (COVID 19)

We are now open by prior appointment only, keep reading for more details

COVID19 UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020

 

The service is open by PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY which means you can only attend at an agreed date and time.

 

****UPDATE: Our stabalisation groups have been canceled in conjunction with Level 3 restrictions, during this time our staff will offer phone support Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Our Change & Recovery & Family Support groups will continue to run over Zoom weekly.

 

Whilst attending the service you will be asked to wear a face covering these are mandatry for all those attending groups except for those who are exempt on medical grounds. Our staff will also be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of a face shield to ensure everyone's protection. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry in the building and must be used. The exact nature of these protocols will be discussed with you before attendance.

 

Please do not attend the service if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 including a fever (38 degrees), a cough, shortness of breath or a loss of smell and/or taste. Please contact your GP immedietely and self isolate until you have discussed your symptoms with a medical practitioner. See here for more information: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/symptoms.html

 

Social Media

We are continuing to provide updates, information and content across our social media channels which you can access below. 

 

 

Our Weekly Groups 

 

GROUP Current Status Day and Time Contact Details
Stabilisation Group Canceled. Phone support offered in line with level 3 restrictions.   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

One to one support has resumed on site in Community Response. Appointments are given prior to attendance as there is no premitted entry to the building outside of these times in keeping with social distancing restrictions. 

 

Referrals

We are continuing to accept referrals as normal through our website here, over the phone on 01 454 9772 or by emailing info@communityresponse.ie. Following the submission of a referral, a phone-based or physical assessment is undertaken by a member of our staff team per data protection policies. Upon completion of this assessment enrollment onto the relevant program will take place. Please bear in mind due to social distancing restrictions there may be an interim waiting period to attend some of our groups.  

Hepatitis C Outreach Service

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.