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#support services

# support-services - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Large numbers of people with drug addictions were 'left to kill themselves slowly' during lockdowns
# Lack Of Support
# Lack Of Support

Large numbers of people with drug addictions were 'left to kill themselves slowly' during lockdowns

Jan 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,575 Views 61 Comments
  • Substance abuse support groups were classed as non-essential services for five months from March 2020, leaving people without a lifeline.
  • A survey of 157 drug and alcohol support services found that 84% of the support groups saw an increase in drug use among their clients.
  • “The ball was dropped by the government and people were left to kill themselves slowly for the first year of the pandemic," said one support worker.

# support-services - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'When employers saw my cane I'd get a pitiful look': People with disabilities on the challenges of trying to work
# Disability Supports
# Disability Supports

'When employers saw my cane I'd get a pitiful look': People with disabilities on the challenges of trying to work

May 29th 2018, 5:56 PM 10,268 Views 15 Comments

Six people with disabilities appeared before three Joint Committees of the Oireachtas today to discuss the challenges they have experienced while working with a disability.

# support-services - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway
# Support
# Support

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway

Aug 6th 2014, 4:27 PM 7,515 Views 31 Comments

COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.

# support-services - Thursday 5 June, 2014

'He left a psychiatric ward, got in my taxi and then jumped off a cliff'
# Psychiatric Support
# Psychiatric Support

'He left a psychiatric ward, got in my taxi and then jumped off a cliff'

Jun 5th 2014, 6:15 AM 21,107 Views 31 Comments

Concerns have been raised over support services for people with suicidal ideation who check out of psychiatric services over the last number of weeks.

# support-services - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Peter McVerry Trust says there's been an increase in the number of homeless families
# Support
# Support

Peter McVerry Trust says there's been an increase in the number of homeless families

May 13th 2014, 10:56 AM 4,323 Views 31 Comments

The charity helped almost 3,600 homeless people last year.

# support-services - Thursday 23 May, 2013

HSE cuts "forced mother to put disabled daughter into care"
# Disability Cuts
# Disability Cuts

HSE cuts "forced mother to put disabled daughter into care"

May 23rd 2013, 3:47 PM 12,289 Views 56 Comments

A mother who provides full-time care for her disabled daughter is forced to put her into a nursing home after support service cuts.

# support-services - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre

Mar 20th 2013, 7:15 PM 10,225 Views 14 Comments

Beechfield Nursing Home Group today announced the creation of 65 new jobs at its new care facility, Mount Hybla Private Designated Care Centre .

# support-services - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Family resource centres report increased demand
# Support Services
# Support Services

Family resource centres report increased demand

Jul 12th 2012, 11:08 AM 2,093 Views 3 Comments

A new report shows more young people and men are availing of the support services offered by family resource centres.