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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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Opinion: Rehab after a brain injury is a human right - we need better resources
Dr Rosie Mangan says the lack of community neuro-rehabilitation services across Ireland is abysmal.
# lack of support
Large numbers of people with drug addictions were 'left to kill themselves slowly' during lockdowns
Substance abuse support groups were closed for five months in 2020 – with catastrophic impacts for the people who attend them.
Substance abuse support groups were classed as non-essential services for five months from March 2020, leaving people without a lifeline.
A survey of 157 drug and alcohol support services found that 84% of the support groups saw an increase in drug use among their clients.
“The ball was dropped by the government and people were left to kill themselves slowly for the first year of the pandemic," said one support worker.
'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic
Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
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# Disability Supports
'When employers saw my cane I'd get a pitiful look': People with disabilities on the challenges of trying to work
Six people with disabilities appeared before three Joint Committees of the Oireachtas today to discuss the challenges they have experienced while working with a disability.
# Support
Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway
COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.
# Psychiatric Support
'He left a psychiatric ward, got in my taxi and then jumped off a cliff'
Concerns have been raised over support services for people with suicidal ideation who check out of psychiatric services over the last number of weeks.
# Support
Peter McVerry Trust says there's been an increase in the number of homeless families
The charity helped almost 3,600 homeless people last year.
# Disability cuts
HSE cuts "forced mother to put disabled daughter into care"
A mother who provides full-time care for her disabled daughter is forced to put her into a nursing home after support service cuts.
# Jobswatch
65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre
Beechfield Nursing Home Group today announced the creation of 65 new jobs at its new care facility, Mount Hybla Private Designated Care Centre .
# support services
Family resource centres report increased demand
A new report shows more young people and men are availing of the support services offered by family resource centres.