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McGuire, Vivion (2011) ‘Building a service user voice’ – an interactive workshop. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 37, Spring 2011, p. 7.

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On 14 January 2011 Tallaght Drugs Task Force hosted an interactive workshop, ‘Building a service user voice’,     in co-operation with the Tallaght Service Users Forum. The Forum was established in 2005 with three goals: to be an effective strategic and professional committee/forum; to engage, inform and hear the voice of service users; and to support the partnership of service users and service providers to enhance service design and delivery. During the workshop, participants got the opportunity to work in groups with members of the Forum and service providers as well as representatives from the voluntary and statutory bodies. Each of the working groups explored barriers to service-user participation and what could be done to overcome them.  

The Forum has set as additional goals for 2011:
·         advertise the forum and its work;
·         maintain good communication with service providers;
·         run courses and workshops for service users;
·         organise outreach projects;
·         meet service users and support them; and
·         provide information on how to access treatment services.
Further information on the Service Users Forum and other services offered by Tallaght Drugs Task Force can be accessed on the Task Force website.
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Issue Title
Issue 37, Spring 2011
Page Range
p. 7
Health Research Board
Issue 37, Spring 2011
Accession Number
HRB (Available)

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