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Wednesday November 14th

ESB Electric AID Fund New REHAB Meeting Room for Dublin Simon
Tony Merriman from ESB Electric Aid (left) and John Brazil, Rehab and Aftercare Manager with Dublin Simon

A new meeting room for service users of Dublin Simon’s Rehab Unit in Ushers Island was officially opened yesterday by Tony Merriman from ESB Electric Aid. The room is used for group meetings and activities for service users who are taking part in the Residential Alcohol Treatment Programme (REHAB).

Service users can now enjoy group activities, yoga, art and many more classes in the modern and spacious room which was renovated thanks to the €12,000 donated by the ESB Electric AID Ireland Fund. The new area will also allow for the development of a much needed 1-to1 private room where service users and staff can discuss important issues without being disturbed.

Dublin Simon Project Worker Nadine says “I have seen a change in people. When given their own space, in a good quality environment, where any guidelines on behaviour are negotiated rather than imposed, they have developed their autonomy and self esteem”.

The Residential Alcohol Treatment Programme (REHAB) accommodates 11 men and women over a 12 week programme with a 24 hour support site. The Service assists residents to sustain their sobriety with structured therapeutic and practical interventions. It is part of Dublin Simon’s Alcohol Treatment Services which offers a three branch support system to those service users who are homeless and find themselves struggling with alcohol/drug addictions.

The ESB Electric AID IRELAND aims to make a large impact on a number of specific causes and devotes specific funding to address targeted areas of disadvantage and need on the island of Ireland.

For more information see www.dubsimon.ie or contact Lorna Cronnelly at (01) 671551 or lornacronnelly@dubsimon.ie



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