The Red Door Project is a community based organisation providing assistance in response to addiction issues. We aim to provide non-judgemental and confidential support to individuals, families and the wider community affected by drug and alcohol use. We Offer support and advocacy for individuals at any stage of addiction. We welcome anyone who needs advice or support for themselves, a friend or family member.
DROP IN SERVICE
The Red Door Project’s Drop In service is open three days a week- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 12.30 pm and 2pm to 4pm. Anyone is welcome to access the Drop In during opening hours without a prior appointment. We aim to provide an easy accessible, warm and welcoming atmosphere, where individuals can recieve support, information and advice. A trained staff mamber will always be available to chat, advise and make a referral if appropiate. The drop in is usually a first point of contact a client may have in accessing our service.
COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME
The Red Door Project’s Community Employment Programme, is a special purpose state funded rehabilitation programme. The programme was developed to support individuals who are in recovery from drug or alcohol use. CE particpants can benefit from numerous group therapies, key working, practical work expierence; training and a number of QQI acreditted courses, such as communication skills. Each placement can be taken up for three years and participants work for nineteen and a half hours a week. All rehabilitation places are filled by individuals who are reffered to the programme directly by drug and alcohol services who are working with the individual.
The CE particpants make a variety of wooden products associated with the garden, such as ornaments, furniture and seasonal decorations, which are sold at local markets. All profits from the sale of goods are put back into the programme to help with running costs.
Key working is one to one addiction support and plays an important part in our client care. When a client accesses the project, they are initially assessed and then assigned a keyworker. The key worker supports the client with addiction specific issues, acts as an advocate for and assists the client around various issues such as housing, money management and legal issues, as well as addiction support.
The Red Door Project runs a variety of different group therapies from time to time, in the hope of meeting our client’s ever evolving needs. Past and current groups have included- SAOL’s ‘Reduce The Use’- designed to help individuals, drug projects, agencies and communities to primarily address the gap in accessible practical intervention tools for those wishing to stop or reduce their substance use and ‘Recover Me’ – works with people who are changing their use of substances and/or behaviours and want to learn more about what they are going through. The Red Door Project’s Aftercare group runs every Friday for clients who are 12 weeks drug and alcohol free and/or have recently come out of residential treatment. The Red Door Project has also ran personal development through lifeskills learning, therapeutic, psycho/social and a women’s specific groups. We attempt to ensure that each group therapy is client led, where peer to peer learning is supported and encouraged.