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Prison Links

If you are in prison for a drug/acohol related crime and drugs/alcohol are a problem for you can avail of the Prison Links service. The Prison Links Worker will work with you on:

  • addiction specific issues (harm reuction, stabilisation, relapse prevention)
  • goal setting
  • sentence management
  • establishing post-release care plans
  • transition back into the community
  • family liaison

You can contact the Prison Links worker on the BCAT number.

 

For more information on this service go to the Prison Links page on this site.

 

Key Working with people in places of detention is determined by the needs of the client. The Prison Links Worker assists clients in achieving goals which they have set out and prepares realistic post release plans. These goals may vary from client to client and include linking clients into various agencies, assisting them with financial difficulties, informing them of their social welfare entitlements, assisting them to receive drug treatment in the community and to secure accommodation in the community upon their release. Linking in with family members is also a vital part of the Prison Links role both to provide support to the family and to put support mechanisms in place for the client when they return to the home environment.

 

Key Working is offered to people in places of detention to prepare them for release back into the community. It is to encourage clients to actively participate in the development of care plans specific to their needs. The Prison Links Worker aims to develop open and trusting relationships with the clients and their families and to establish a working relationship with relevant agencies providing services relating to clients needs.

 

The Prison Links Worker works with people on the following issues:

  • Coping mechanisms whilst in prison
  • Information & Access to services in the prison
  • Housing/Homelessness/Accommodation
  • Legal issues/Court appearances
  • Social Welfare entitlements/Financial issue
  • Information on residential drug free treatment programmes in the community
  • Health related matters
  • Family difficulties
  • Access to education whilst in prison and upon release
  • Access to employment upon release
  • Relapse prevention
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BCAT’s Drop In Opening Times

 

Little Bray Office Drop in Hours :

Monday 10.00AM - 12;30 PM, 2.00 - 4.30 PM

Tuesday 10.00AM - 12:30 PM, 2.00 - 4.30 PM

Wednesday Drop In Closed (U18s Keyworking Only)

Thursday 10.00AM - 12;30 PM, 2.00 -4.30 PM

Friday 10.00AM - 12;30 PM, 2;00 -4.30 PM

Saturday 12.30PM - 3.30 PM

 

Boghall Office Drop In Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wendesday 2.00PM - 5PM
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

 

Please note BCAT's Dublin Road Drop in will open on all Bank Holiday Saturday from 12.30 to 3.30pm

 

One to One Keyworking Meetings will run from Monday to Friday from 10AM to 1pm & 2PM to 5PM in both Offices with the excepion of Wednesday mornings in our Boghall office

Our needle exchange service will run as normal Monday to Friday in Boghall.

 

If you are in crisis you can contact us on 012764692 or on brayaddictionteam@eircom.net

 

 

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