Community Response was awarded a grant from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission through the Human Rights & Equality Grant Scheme 2020-2021.
Community Response Ltd is a primary alcohol and Liver Health/Hepatitis C service, established in 1990. The service is based in the Liberties in the South Inner City of Dublin however our free and confidential service is available to anyone located in Dublin and its surrounding counties. Community Response is funded by the HSE Addiction Services CHO 6&7, Canal Communities and South Inner-City Drug and Alcohol Drug Task Forces.
Community Response is committed to the National Standards Better Safer Health Care and works to promote equality, prevent discrimination, and protect the human rights of service user when they are engaging in our services.
Community Response was awarded a grant from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission through the Human Rights & Equality Grant Scheme 2020-2021. It will be utilised to carry out the following piece of work - To build capacity and empower New Communities to understand their rights when accessing the Addiction and Homeless Services and to protect and promote equality and intercultural understanding in those organisations.
Migrant communities are more likely to experience marginalisation and there is an opportunity to introduce improvements to organisational culture and adopt a more inclusive way of working with people from new communities.
In 2019 Community Response worked with CKU Counselling on the New Communities Action research (completed in December 2019) to develop ways to work more effectively with migrants living in the area who have alcohol and drug addiction. Working with New Communities helped us to realise opportunities of how to build upon the national quality standards to engage with service users in a culturally respectful way, understanding the possible language and cultural barriers that may prevent people from using services.
We are working integrate human rights precepts, policies and practice into their future service provision that can examine and articulate potential discrimination through an approach that is practicable and informed by culturally sensitive language, interventions and policy.
Please see Tender Document available here
Interested and qualified individuals/organisations should submit their applications to the Manager of Community Response: firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- Proposal for implementing the project, including KPI’s and timeline
Applications should be submitted no later than October 17th, 2020. The maximum budget for this tender is €15,000 Inc. of VAT.