Since 2014, the Law Engagement & Assisted RecoveryTM project (formerly known as the Assertive Case Management project) has been operational in Dublin City Centre. The project is led operationally by Ana Liffey and consists of a frontline multidisciplinary team with members of Ana Liffey, An Garda Siochána and Dublin Regional Homeless Executive providing intensive case management services to people entrenched in street life in the city centre.
The projects aim is to support people who have complex and multiple needs such as addiction, criminality, homelessness and mental health to engage effectively with support services, often for the first time, and to identify and achieve their goals. A key focus of the project is supporting people to move away from criminality and antisocial behaviour and towards their personal recovery.
The multiagency team:
The team currently consists of frontline staff and management from:
Ana Liffey staff take on the role of assertive outreach and case managers within the team and work with our colleagues in An Garda Siochána and Dublin Regional Homeless Executive to develop and progress shared care plans with each service user who signs up to work with the team.
Referrals to the service:
The LEAR project accepts peer referral, self-referral and referrals from Ana Garda Siochana and Dublin Regional Homeless Executive only, in order to ensure the LEAR project resource is utilised by the key target cohort.
The LEAR project works in close partnership with many other agencies in order to progress care plan goals These include Probation services, Housing First and HSE funded addiction services.
Governance and oversight:
Operational and clinical governance of the LEAR project is the responsibility of Ana Liffey. The LEAR project reports directly to ‘The High Level Group on Street Issues’ – a senior level group of representatives from statutory agencies chaired by the Lord Mayor of Dublin.
For more information on the project, see below:
Alison Harte, Team Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org