Slánú is a special Community Employment Programme that offers stability, routine and rehabilitation as part of it’s developmental programmes.
Our programme is for 18-27 year olds who can be referred from a relevant statutory or community and voluntary support service because of adverse behaviour as a result of substance use/abuse.
Places are subject to availability and compliance with the individual’s eligibility for Special Community Employment Programmes as determined by the Department of Social Protection.
Participants are assessed pre-entry and the process is detailed and needs based to allow us take into account the changing circumstances and needs of the target group.
The assessments and learning needs are on-going through a structured approach of planning, reviewing and recording the stages of development through an Individual Learning Plan. This involves the identification of individual career goals and progression routes including facilitating positive change in behaviour and lifestyle.
It should also be noted that the objective is to help participants find a career path. Enter full-time training/education or work, where possible after completing their time on our Community Employment Programme.
Programmes are aimed at specific goals of core accredited learning modules and access to further certified learning linked to FETAC standards.
Slánú rehabilitation programme provides knowledge about substance use and its consequences, increased understanding of addiction and promotes reduction in harm associated with substance use. `
Each participant is assigned a key worker to engage in focused self care plans which are reviewed on an on-going basis.
The programme times are from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm each day for 19.5 hours a week.