NHRC is a supported housing service that provides addiction supports.
NHRC provides comprehensive supports that deal with the whole of the client’s needs: -Housing Needs, Drug Use behaviour, Personal circumstances and needs, Relationships, employment and Skills, Attitudes and Feelings. (as identified by HRB recovery outcomes review).
We are able to do this because the centre is staffed 24/7 and provides intensive and comprehensive supports for men in addiction who are seeking to change and become lifelong abstinent.
Catchment: is based in Tallaght south County Dublin but takes referrals from greater Dublin and Ireland
Criteria: Men, age 18 years or over, able to commit to 12 months,
Our main objectives for a client accessing our service is that:
- They are given the right supports to sustain lifelong abstinence;
- They are in education or employment leaving our service;
- They have the skills and tools for independent living and are equipped to sustain their own tenancies;
- They are integrated back into their communities and will no longer feel socially excluded and
- Will have restored or improved family relationships.
After receiving a referral NHRC will make contact with the client within 2-3 working days to arrange a suitable time for an assessment to take place at New Hope. This gives the client a chance to see New Hope and meet other client’s accessing the service. If the client lives too far away other arrangements can be made.
After assessment and the client is suitable for the service then arrangements will be made between client, Gp and NHRC for detox plan and then intake will depend on bed availability.
NHRC does not provide clinical detox but does support self-administered detox under the care of the client’s own GP.
Please note that NHRC operates a no smoking policy. Clients are given support around nicotine addiction.
The programme is divided into 2 key phases- Residential and Integration.
Residential 0-6 months deals with the client’s immediate needs – drug use and behaviour, self-care, Health needs, legal issues, literacy issues, family issues, emotional concerns etc. All this work is done in the centre by the staff and volunteers. Each client will be allocated a key worker and will participate in key working sessions and develop their own care plan according to their individual needs. A normal day at New Hope is very structured with group work in the mornings and an onsite work programme in the afternoons.
There are also leisure activities, group outings, football and family visits.
NHRC is a Christian faith based Charity and the clients attend local church services as part of the programme. A client can be of any faith or no faith to access the service.
The 2nd phase 6-12 months is the integration phase. A client will have identified their education or employment pathways during phase 1. The client will enter into education or employment but continue to reside at New Hope, have access to key worker, and work on independent living skills.
Move on accommodation and aftercare supports:
NHRC has 6 move on beds in the community for clients who wish to avail of further housing and supports. This is interim housing. Clients living in the move on accommodation in the community continue to receive supports and will continue to have access to one to one supports. Any client leaving NHRC services can avail of informal aftercare supports for as long as they desire to access it.
New hope welcomes agency visits. If you would be interested in arranging a visit to the centre then please contact us.
New Hope works in partnership with South Dublin County Council and the manager is on the Tallaght Drugs and alcohol Task Force.