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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

April 2009

Ana Liffey Drugs Project News

20 Apr 2009

WINNER - Ana Liffey Drug Project "Duck Dive & Survive" Initiative - Crystal Clear Awards 2009

The Ana Liffey Drug Project's "Duck Dive & Survive" initiative has won the special bursary for new initiatives category of the Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards 2009. The 'Duck, Dive and Survive' series, currently, consists of two clearly written leaflets promoting essential Ana Liffey Drug Project services - the Peer Support Group and the Outreach Service. The leaflets focus on harm reduction, what services and support groups are available and other helpful phone numbers. These were developed using clear information and attractive, high standard graphic design.

ALDP plan to use the €3000 prize fund to establish a free text messaging service that will provide essential real-time information to service users.

The Ana Liffey Drug Project has entered into a process of developing the "Duck, Dive and Survive" series with the ALDP Peer Support Group. This initiative consists of the development of written literature that clearly communicates, in the language of the target group, key messages and information. The target group are active drug users and the messages regard essential Harm Reduction and Service Delivery information - without reliable and easily accessible information of this type the health of this section of the population is severely affected.

Outcomes of the "Duck, Dive and Survive" series include a reduction in risky drug taking behaviour that reduces the chances of infection, transmission of blood borne viruses and overdose. Also, a greater awareness of support services available to drug users and the creation of a dialogue on key issues within this vulnerable group.


Annie Kelly Bursary:

The Annie Kelly Bursary will soon be launched for 2009 and we have set up a new email address so if you have any queries relating to the busary please mail or alternatively if you wish to read the guidelines or download an application form please select the link attached and it will bring you into the Annie Kelly Bursary details page.

Click here "Annie Kelly Bursary"   to access further information


Find your Way:

A Guide to Key Services in Dublin City Centre

On the 7th of April President Mary McAleese officially launched a Guide to Key Services in Dublin City Centre entitled, "Find Your Way", It is a directory and map of essential services for migrants. This directory will be printed in 10 languages and will provide invaluable assistance to members of Ireland's New Communities in settling here. It is also a useful resource for any individual or service provider who is seeking information on the large range of organisations and support services available in Dublin City Centre. If you require copies of the map or guide please contact: Dublin City Centre Citizens information Service.

T: 01 809 0633

The Directory was produced by Dublin City Centre Citizens Information Service in partnership with the Central Library and the North West Inner City Network.



(Roll On the Floor Laughing)
Tell us your funniest moment on April Fools Day 2009!
Come along to Henry Street (Ilac entrance beside H&M) next Wednesday April 1 between 2pm – 7pm and have a laugh!!!!!!!!
Presented by Ignite
A group of 12 young people from Bradog Regional Youth Service
What is R.O.F.L
R.O.F.L is an interactive public art project where 12 young people from the North Inner City have been working with artist Kieran McNulty and youth worker Cathy Howard over the past three month leading to this event on April 1 – April Fool’s Day.
The group have created four large 3-dimensional letters R.O.F.L (Roll On the Floor Laughing) and on the day the public will be invited to write their funniest moment ever on the letters.
The idea from the project came from the young people, who have been working with Kieran on a long term basis over the past year.
This particular phase has been funded by the Arts Council Young Ensembles Scheme, and is produced by Bradog Regional Youth Services as part of their wider arts strategy to give opportunities to young people from the North Inner City to further their experiences of presenting art and events in the public domain.