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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

November News 2012



BeLonG To is pleased to invite you to:

A Launch and a Panel Discussion

10th December 2012 - International Human Rights Day

12:00pm Launch will showcase:

Our short video on the experience of LGBT Asylum Seekers & Refugees in Ireland.
Our new report, Key Principles for Working with LGBT Asylum Seekers & Refugees

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Panel Discussion on Challenges facing LGBT Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Speakers will include:
Justice Catherine McGuiness
Sophie Magennis, Head of Office, UNHCR
Neil Grungras, Executive Director of the Organisation for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, San Francisco (ORAM)
PJ Boyle, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Asylum Seekers Health, Balseskin Centre & member, National HSE Ethnic Minority/ Intercultural Strategy Implementation Group
Salome Mbugua, CEO, AkiDwA
John Duffy, Youth Worker, BeLonG To

Venue for both events:

O' Callaghan Alexander Hotel
41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2. (off Merrion Square)

Please RSVP here by the 5th of December

If you would like Sign Language Interpretation, please let us know by the 5th of December.



Christmas Alcohol Awareness Campaign

Alcohol awareness advice for around the Christmas period

See Download below for useful guidelines


Download here


Kids Christmas Party for 4 to 10 year olds

Thursday 20th Dec 6 - 8pm

Ballybough Community Centre

Santa's Grotto

Face Painters

Magic Show

Balloon Modelers

Free Tea/Coffee for parents

Music performed by BYP Kids

Christmas card and decorations stall

Kids MUST be accompanied by an adult







Dublin City Council's Social Inclusion Unit and Office for Integration invite you to attend

World Aids Day 2012

"To Remember and Celebrate"


St. Werburghs Church, Werburgh Street, Dublin 8 @ 6pm on Saturday 1st December

This hour long event will be launched by the Lord Mayor, Naoise O'Muiri

Choral and solo music will be provided by Gloria, The Choir of Christchurch Cathedral and Lee Butler

Members of Positive Now will contribute some reflections

This event is free of charge and open to everyone

for further details contact Hugh Fahey, email:, ph. 01 2223139







As part of the 70th Anniversary of CDYSB, The Cavan Centre are holding a seminar on

Experiential Learning: A way of engaging challenging young people, through outdoor education

Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1

Wed 28th November 2 to 6 pm

To book contact Celine on 049 8544436 or



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Multi-Agency Work with Clients who have a Dual Diagnosis

Thursday 29th of November, 1.15pm to 4pm

Ballybough Community Centre, Dublin 3

This seminar will include:

· An introduction to dual diagnosis and the different models of treatment by Dr. Bobby Smyth of the Drug Treatment Centre Board

· A presentation on the benefits and challenges of multi-agency work with clients who have a dual diagnosis by Richard Bell from Leeds Dual Diagnosis Network

· Group workshops on best practice, challenges and issues for projects

· Group discussions about positive steps forward

· Information about NDRIC and multi-agency work by Brid Walsh, Chair of NDRIC

If you would like to attend the workshop or seminar, please e-mail or call 01 836 5090.











Community Against Cuts Pre-Budget Protest

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Information about Anthrax and Heroin Users

There is an ongoing outbreak of anthrax among people who inject drugs in a number of countries in Europe with eleven cases identified since early June.

The latest case in Oxford (2nd November 2012) brings the total number affected in the UK to five – three in England (two fatal), one in Scotland and one in Wales (both recovering).The source is presumed to be contaminated heroin. It is unclear as yet whether these recent cases are linked to the cases in Europe (three in Germany, two in Denmark and one in France) but the situation is being monitored.

Because of this the NICDTF have issued an anthrax alert, and there is information below for services and heroin users.

Anthrax can be cured with antibiotics but early treatment is very important. Please view the following documents to find out about early symptoms, and for details of where to go in the North Inner City for treatment or further information:

What Staff need to know: Download here.
Anthrax Notice for clients and service users: Download here.
INPUD (International Network of People who Use Drugs): Anthrax Information for Heroin Users Download here.

Related news:

Fifth UK drug user is infected with anthrax 2nd November 2012.

Anthrax infected drug user dies in Blackpool 10th September 2012.

Case of anthrax confirmed in Lanarkshire heroin user 25th July 2012



"Food for Thought" Lunchtime Series

Next talk: Thursday 22nd November @ 1pm

A presentation will be given by Veronica Black from Treoir, the membership organisation which promotes the rights and best interests of unmarried parents and their children. Treoir provides a free, confidential, specialist information service for unmarried parents, whether living together or apart, their extended families and those working with them, including:

Legal Issues, Social Welfare, Parenting and other issues such as income tax, childcare, housing etc,

The talk will take place at 1 o’clock on Thursday 22nd November @
12.45 in NWICN Offices, 117/118 North King Street, Smithfield, D7.

Lunch is provided free, everyone is welcome but places are limited due to space so book early at or 01 6774494

North West Inner City Network | 117-118 North King Street, Dublin
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