Funded Projects

Funded projects

St Francis Farm (part of Merchant’s Quay Ireland) is a drug free residential treatment programme and detoxification unit, set within a rural farm environment.

Céim Eile (part of the Aiseiri Group) is a structured, residential centre that offers continued, structured residential support to those leaving other residential treatment services.

The Cornmarket Project (part of Wexford Local Development) is a non-residential stabilisation, counselling and rehabilitation project for people that have been engaged with criminality, drugs and alcohol.

SERDATF funding supports Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Service (WSTCYS) to provide Community Based Drugs Initiatives (CBDIs) and Outreach Workers. CBDIs provide community centred prevention and support initiatives, assessment and referral services and family support groups. Outreach workers provide harm reduction initiatives, support and referral services

SERDATF funding supports Ossory Youth Service to provide a small activities budget for their Community Based Drugs Initiative (CBDI).

The SERDATF provides the Monastery Hostel (Depaul) with funding to support the employment of a substance misuse outreach worker. Outreach workers provide harm reduction initiatives, support and referral services.

SERDATF funding supports the South East Region Family Support Network Ltd to employ a development worker. The development worker assists in supporting the development of family support groups throughout the south east region of Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary.

The SERDATF provides funding to Ferns Diocesan Youth Service to employ an outreach worker. Outreach workers provide harm reduction initiatives, support and referral services.

National Drugs Strategy

Ireland’s “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery” strategy sets out the Government’s response to addressing the harm caused by substance misuse in our society over the next eight years.

It identifies a set of key actions to be delivered between 2017 and 2020, and provides an opportunity for the development of further actions from 2021 to 2024 to address needs that may emerge later on in the lifetime of the strategy.

Learn more: Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017-2025

SERDATF Strategy

SERDATF Challenge and Change: Tackling Substance Misuse in the South East Region, Reducing Substance Misuse Strategy 2020-2023

Our Vision is to reduce the impact of substance misuse on individuals, their families and our communities through a range of integrated effective interventions that help people make a difference for the better in their lives. We believe that the SERDATF should contribute to creating:

  • A safe and healthy community
  • Support services that treat people with dignity and respect
  • An effective partnership approach to tackling substance misuse

Our Vision is to support a collaborative approach to transform the way drug and alcohol services in the South East develop, manage, implement and evaluate the most up to date, safe and effective interventions for people experiencing substance misuse issues.

Our strategy aims to implement the goals of the National Drug Strategy (NDS) “Reducing harm, Supporting Recovery 2017-2025” by specific, measurable objectives over the three- year period 2020-2023. The strategy will also target the specific actions of the Drug and Alcohol Task Force as outlined in the NDS.

Learn more: Reducing Substance Misuse Strategy 2020-2023