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Minister Welcomes Confirmation Tallaght Projects Continue to Provide Drug Services

The Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, has welcomed confirmation that community drug projects in Tallaght – Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependency (Jadd) and Community Action Response Programme (Carp) – are continuing to provide drug services, including crack cocaine services.

HSE addiction services fund both projects under section 39 service level agreements, with a total allocation for community drug projects in Tallaght of €2m per annum. Jadd receives annual funding of €364,000, including an additional €70,000 since August 2021 to support clients attending HSE methadone treatment services. Carp receives annual funding of €170,000, including an additional €20,000 since quarter 4 of 2021 to provide services for women who use crack cocaine.

Minister Feighan said, “I am a strong supporter of community services as they are accessible, flexible and responsive to local needs, and welcome assurances that both Jadd and Carp are continuing to provide vital services and supports for people in Tallaght.”

“The HSE have confirmed these two projects will receive a combined annual funding of €530,000 in 2022. This includes an additional €90,000 provided in quarter 4 of 2021 to support an expansion of services. The HSE will consider further requests for funding as part of service-level agreement reviews in 2022.”

The projects in Tallaght will also be eligible to benefit from the €240,000 that has been allocated to Community Healthcare Dublin South West and Kildare as part of a new €2m fund to enhance community-based drug and alcohol services, as well as forthcoming funding for communities affected by crack cocaine.

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