- Southern Area Harm Reduction
Southern Area Harm Reduction
“They visit me in my own home, I look forward to the visits. I can talk to them about anything and ask any questions I need and they always find ways to help and sort problems out”
This community service offered by Depaul covers the Armagh & Dungannon/Newry & Mourne Areas.
Depaul’s Harm Reduction Floating Support is community based service working with people in their own homes to make sure they don’t become homeless. The team offer a flexible support service for people who believe that alcohol is having a harmful effect upon their health & welfare.
“We offer practical advice around reducing harm and support in a range of areas that can prove difficult to deal with alone”
Areas of advice and support include:
- Reducing the harm experienced because of the effects of alcohol
- Lease or Housing difficulties
- Life-skills, Health, diet & nutritional guidance
- Dealing with anti-social behaviour in the local community
- Neighbourhood disputes
- Help with completing forms and applications
- Debt advice and budget management help, Helping with Benefit difficulties
- Advice on making a complaint
- Referral to other agencies
- And many more...
Each person who seeks support from the team is appointed a dedicated support worker who will work with them to create and implement a bespoke support plan depending on their personal needs. Together we agree a way forward with a strong focus on current levels of alcohol consumption and the impact it has upon health & well-being.
The support is very flexible and can last for up to 6 months. The service is also flexible in that individuals can re-refer back in as many times as needed for support.
The Southern Area floating support service is available to anyone who thinks they need support in reducing the harmful effects of alcohol use. The service is available to people in all types of tenancies from Private Rental / Owner Occupied to Housing Executive and Housing Association. In addition, we can offer the service to those in supported hostels, in partnership with their staff. Referrals are accepted directly from individuals, through the Housing Executive, local GPs, the Community Addiction Team, Alcohol Liaison Nurses, various Social Services departments and other agencies..
Southern Area Harm Reduction Floating Support