Turas Training was founded in 1999 as part of the national drugs strategy and a response to the opiate epidemic affecting communities across Ireland at the time. Turas was established as a comprehensive day-programme supporting individuals in recovery from drug use. The organisation is a registered charity and Community Employment Scheme, funded by the Health Service Executive and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Turas is also a member of the Canal Communities Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force. Our services include: keyworking, care planning and case management, psycho-social and psycho-educational programmes, accredited education programmes, work experience, holistic programmes, and a range of therapeutic outdoor programmes.
Since its foundation, Turas has been a tenant, renting in the commercial sector and spending a significant proportion of annual funding on rental costs. Our first property from 2000 to 2003 was located on the Old Jamestown Road in Inchicore. We moved to our current location in Bluebell Business Centre in 2004. Our centre accommodates up to 30 participants and 12 staff where group sessions and one-to-ones take place each day.
So often community/voluntary-based organisations providing services to people in recovery and their families operate in the margins, in poor facilities in industrial parks on scant budgets, yet must meet the same governance and professional service standards as their healthcare counterparts in better funded, contemporary facilities. Our current plan aims to address those shortcoming and expand our services and strengthen links with the community and other stakeholders.
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