Description of the goods or services required
Development of the Community Alcohol Detox Project Interagency Framework
Context and Background
The Community Alcohol Detox project is a strategic regional response that will incorporate the four Local Drug Task Force areas. The project will target individuals who would like to address their alcohol use. The strategic vision of the project is to improve the health and wellbeing of people who have alcohol dependence or are engaged in harmful drinking. It is envisioned that the Regional Alcohol Liaison Worker role will work with the Task Force staff and project staff to develop robust interagency protocols in line with the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework. This project aims to build on existing resources and expertise to respond to the issues of alcohol misuse and will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders .The investment in the training of staff and the strengthening of interagency work will allow projects/services to build their capacity and adapt and respond to emerging needs.
Title of project: The Community Alcohol Detox Project
The Community Alcohol Detox Project will be established to cover the four Task Forces areas, Ballyfermot, Canal Communities, Dublin 12 and the South Inner City. The Community Alcohol Detox project will focus on four core areas:
1.The employment of a Regional Alcohol Liaison Worker.
2.To strengthen the interagency model of practice under the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework.
3.To develop a best practice model for a Community Alcohol Detox Project framework for use by community and voluntary project in partnership with the HSE Addiction Services CHO 6&7 Primary Care and Community General Practitioners.
4.To build the capacity of all stakeholders through training and meaningful engagement.
5.To strengthen mechanisms to include service users in the development of service planning and review.
The scope of the tender is as follows:
•To develop a best practice model for a Community Alcohol Detox Project framework for use by community and voluntary projects in partnership with the HSE.
•To map the Task Force funded projects on to the National Rehabilitation Framework Treatment Tiers.
•To include non-funded projects in the four Task Force area and map then on to the National Rehabilitation Framework Treatment Tiers.
•Identify the capacity of projects to work under the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework and the National Standards for Better Safer Health Care.
•Identify the projects that deliver alcohol-specific information, support, interventions and programs.
•Identify the projects and personnel who could become leads in the Community Alcohol Detox Framework.
•Establish the service /project staff resource core competencies.
•Establish the current evidenced based interventions being employed in the service/projects.
•Identify relevant training to build staff capacity that relates to the Community Alcohol Detox, the National Drug Rehabilitation and the National Standards for Better Safer Health Care.
•Develop information / communication brief for all services that details the content of the project.
•Provide a brief report on findings.
•Generate a report on the training and information needs of the Task Force services/projects.
•To identify service user involvement mechanisms in the Task Force services/projects.
•To include service users in all aspects of the development of the CAD framework.
•Establish current project/service KPIs for recording alcohol related.