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Ballymun Job Centre
The BJC provides a comprehensive service to create pathways to training, education or employment for its registered clients. This is achieved within a progression framework, which is initiated by: Client referrals/self-referral, registration, guidance & job seeking support. Processes (specialist services, training & education and job placement.)
Ballymun Drug Task Force
Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force was set up in 1997 to respond to drugs issues in the Ballymun community. There are 14 Local Drugs Task Forces in the country which oversee the local implementation of the Government’s National Drugs Strategy. There are also Regional Drugs Task Forces which cover wider areas. The Task Forces are government funded to work with community, voluntary and statutory services and put in place responses to drugs and alcohol issues. We do this by encouraging co-ordination and co-operation between services and by listening to the needs of the local community.
Star Project
Through working holistically, STAR aims to encourage individuals in reclaiming their full potential by offering support, training and education in order to cultivate positive change in recovery form drug addiction.
STAR works with people who have a desire to stabilise their drug use and or become drug free by putting the participant at the centre of their own recovery process.
Ballymun Youth Action Project
The Ballymun Youth Action Project (BYAP) is a community response to drug and alcohol misuse. As a response that has come from within the community of Ballymun, we strive to reduce the negative impact of drug and alcohol use on the lives of individuals and families, and on this community.
Strengthening Families Programme
The Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) is an evidence-based 14-week family skills training programme that involves the parents and teens/children in three classes run on the same night once a week. Families enjoy a meal on arrival, then parents and teens /children engage in separate skills based sessions for 1 hour. This is followed by a family skills session in the second hour, where skills are practiced with parents and teens/children. Incentives such as rewards for attendance, childminding and transport are also offered to enable families to complete the programme and remove barriers to attendance (UNODC, 2009). SFP can be applied across all prevention levels of support for families, and particularly targeted towards Level 2 and Level 3.
Provides training, education, personal and social development for offenders and ex-offenders. Programme also offers nationally recognised certification in education and training. Service has a focus on rehabilitation and reintegration with the objective of helping people to return to employment. Runs a Horticulture project.
Ballymun Regional Youth Resource (BRYR)
Ballymun Regional Youth Resource (BRYR) is a youth work organisation working for the welfare, well-being and development of 10-24 year-olds in Ballymun. BRYR’s mission is to play a part in building a stronger Ballymun community. BRYR does so by putting in place a range of resources for young people to help them have a happy, healthy and successful transition to adulthood. As young people, and eventually as adults, our young people will create a more independent and vibrant Ballymun.
Ballark Community Training Centre has been providing training and education to young people aged 16 - 21 years in the community for over 30 years. Ballark CTC delivers QQI Major Awards at levels 3 and 4 in a friendly and supportive environment. Our centre has evolved and expanded, reflecting the changing needs of our clients and the labour market. The result is a greater choice and range of modules and learning experiences available to our learners. Ballark CTC has had considerable success in assisting our learners to secure placements in both employment and further education with over 70% progression rate.
Depaul is a cross-border charity supporting some of the most marginalised individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness.
Mojo is for men who are in distress and affected my employment issues. They must be motivated to make changes to their lives. Many man attending Mojo are unemployed for a variety of reasons including: a lack of availability of jobs in their related fields, poor physical or mental health and providing care to a family member.
No Wrong Door (NSW, Australia)
The “No Wrong Door” project is being conducted by the Network of Alcohol and other
Drug Agencies (NADA) in partnership with the Mental Health Coordinating Council
(MHCC) with funding provided by the NSW Health Mental Health Drug and Alcohol
Office (MHDAO). This project was managed by Heidi Becker, Senior Project Officer -
NADA in collaboration with Tina Smith, Workforce Development - MHCC. The development of No Wrong Door’sapproaches and resources has involved the input,
support and collaboration of many people and organisations
No Wrong Door (Tipperary proposal, Ireland)
Propose to develop a fully integrated and recovery focused community service for adults with co-¬occurring disorders and complex needs in the Mid-¬West. It is envisaged that such a service could serve as a bridge between primary and secondary care, work under a shared care model and help improve access to and engagement in treatment as well as outcomes for people with co-occurring conditions. The service would aim to provide person-¬centred, motivational and harm-¬minimisation treatment approaches, with continuity of care throughout the recovery process in keeping with evidence based and best practice guidelines. It also aims to promote knowledge of and help reduce stigma around co-occurring conditions. The ultimate goal of this service is to represent a solution for agencies in both mental health and addiction services that find it difficult to treat such conditions in isolation.


Civic Centre, Main Street,
Ballymun, Dublin 9


Phone: +00 353 1 8667000


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