Strategic Response Group Report Launch
The Strategic Response Group (SRG), set up as a partnership approach to address public substance misuse and perceived anti-social behaviour in Dublin city centre, today(21/06/2012) published the most comprehensive and innovative multi-agency report and set of recommendations to date, on the topic.
The report acknowledges that for historical reasons there is a clustering of drug treatment and homelessness services in or adjacent to the inner city. While these services play a major role in the provision of effective treatment to problematic drug users, the report recommends that there should be greater access to prompt provision of treatment options nationally and that people should be treated and accommodated in the most appropriate setting for their circumstances and provided with support services as close to their home as possible.
The agencies represented on the group include Ana LiffeyDrug Project; An Garda Síochána; the City Clinic (HSE); Drug Treatment Centre Board; Dublin City Business Improvement District; Dublin City Council; Dublin Simon Community; Merchants Quay Ireland; the North Inner City Drugs Task Force; the South Inner City Drugs Task Force; Union for Improved Services, Communication and Education(UISCE).