BCAT employ Project/Key Workers who provide one-to-one support (key-working) to people with alcohol and/or drug problems. When you access BCAT, if you would like individual support, the person on duty will meet with you and discuss the supports you require. Once this happens, within a week you will be allocated a key worker to work with you. The key worker will contact you and meet with you, where a more detailed discussion will occur around the supports you require.
You and your key worker will then look at putting in place a ‘Care Plan’ which will identify the areas of your life you want to change, and you will work towards changing those areas you wish to change. Throughout the course of your work with the key worker, you can adapt and change your care plan, to meet your needs as they arise. It may be the case that you would benefit from a coordinated approach to addressing your issues if you are involved with a few different services due to issues in your life, ie, if you are accessing homeless services, may have legal issues, may be involved with probation services, etc. If this arises we would discuss the idea of a Case Manager with you, that would mean one person would be assigned to ‘manage’ your ‘case’, liaise with other agencies with your consent, try to move things forward with you in a ‘shared care’ plan, and would try to remove gaps and blocks that may hinder you from achieving your own goals. Depending on your circumstances, your key worker can also be your case manager or you may have a different case manager to your key worker. This will depend on the level of supports you require and your preferences.
BCAT's system of key working, care planning and case management is aligned to the principles outlined in the National Rehabilitation Framework (NRF). For information on the NRF please see htttp://www/drugs.ie/resources/ndric1/.
To find out more about about the evidence based interventions/approaches we use please go to Our Approach section and see Practices
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
Wendesday 2.00PM - 5PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org