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North Inner City Drugs Task Force


Progression Routes seeks to improve service delivery to those attending drugs services. It does this by working with multiple agencies to formulate and implement strategic interagency solutions to identified barriers to progression.
An important platform for this work is the development and piloting of the Interagency Case Management Protocols; a project which is being run in partnership with the Homeless Agency. These protocols are currently being piloted with drugs services in the North and South Inner City Drug Task Force Areas and Homeless services across Dublin.
The development of Case Management aims to ensure that service users receive a consistently high quality service that supports their journey through a clear and accessible continuum.
As part of this project PRI and the Homeless agency are currently developing a comprehensive Case Management Guidebook and Website for launch in late 2009.  
PRI also facilitates some policy focused groups which have the focus of improving interagency service delivery.  One of these is the Community Detox Protocol steering group, which aims to assist people to access the medical and social supports they need to undertake benzodiazepine or methadone detox as an outpatient. 
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or contact  Caroline Gardner at
Ana Liffey Drug Project, 58 Middle Abbey St
Dublin 1
Tel: 01-8786899

QuADs Support Project

QuADS (Quality Standards in Alcohol and Drugs Services) is a quality standards framework that was developed by Drug Scope and Alcohol Concern in the UK in 1999 and has been selected as the guiding quality standard framework for HSE Addiction Services in Ireland.

The Progression Routes team has now made available a comprehensive policy library which contains more than 75 template policies for drug services. Developed over the last twelve months the policies have been extensively researched and have had editorial input from industry leaders from the health & commercial sectors. The policies have been designed to be adapted, locally, to the needs of each organisation through an internal consultation processes.

The policies are available through our website:

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The QuADS Support Project is supported by HSE National Social Inclusion Office and the North Inner City Drugs Task Force.

In 2011 Progression Routes will be working with another 30 services to support them in implementing policies that meet the QuADS standards - supports offered include; training, facilitation as well as research and policy development supports.  If you are interested in your service being a part of this project please email with an expression of interest.

Contact  Caroline Gardner at
Ana Liffey Drug Project, 58 Middle Abbey St
Dublin 1
Tel: 01-8786899