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Merchants Quay Ireland. (2002) Merchants Quay Ireland annual review 2001. Dublin: Merchants Quay Ireland.

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The report outlines the activities of the MQI for 2001. The Contact Centre had 20,262 visits for needle exchange and a further 9,980 visits for other services. These visits were made by 3,648 people. The Outreach team made contact with 262 vulnerable drug users on the street and collected more than 2,700 used needles and syringes. A total of 73 persons joined the High Park residential programme, a 12-week programme that aims to help participants become drug-free. Of these 28 were admitted while in the final stages of their community detox with 24 (86%) successfully completing. St Francis Farm, a therapeutic community and training facility offers a one year residential programme. The programme had 30 participants in 2001 with an average age of 26.5. Fifteen participants left the programme early having negotiated agreed progression routes with staff. Four were asked to leave, and six graduated in 2001. Five were due to complete in 2002. The Failtiu Resource Centre had approximately 44,000 visits from homeless people made by 1,500 individuals. MQI was also developed a website (www.mqi.ie) and a website aimed at preventing drug related harm for users of dance club drugs such as ecstasy (www.clubscene.ie). In 2001 MQI also contributed to the Dublin Homeless Action Plan (Shaping the Future) which sets out the first 3 years of a ten year strategy aimed at eliminating homelessness in Dublin. MQI was also involved in contributing to the new National Dugs Strategy.


Date:2002
Pages:14 p.
Publisher:Merchants Quay Ireland
Corporate Creators:Merchants Quay Ireland
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:drug therapy, Dublin, harm reduction, homeless shelter, needle distribution and exchange, outreach to the homeless
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness > Homeless services
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction

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