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January 2021 Month End Report

Summary

January 2021 was a busy month with 205 clients accessing the service.  Of this 205, 31 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process. 1 client was a family member and 1 client presented with a gambling addiction. 174 clients were linked with Saoirse from the previous month.

 

Client Overview

Gender/Age of new clients to Saoirse

Of the 31 clients that presented in the month to Saoirse through the screening process – 22 were male and 9 were female. 3 of the 31 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 11 between 26 and 35 years of age, 15 between 36 and 50 years of age and 2 between and 51 and 80.

 

Drug of Choice

In the month, the clients presenting were predominately Alcohol dependant. Of the drugs of choice 17 presented with alcohol, 6 with Cocaine, 3 with Cannabis and 1 each with Benzodiazepine, Heroin, and Prescription Medication. Of those that presented new to Saoirse 14 of them used other substances, the most common being Cannabis(8).

 

Referral Sources

The referral sources from which clients contacted Saoirse were many and varied but principally in the month clients were referred from:

Referral Source

No.

Returning

6

Family

5

General Practitioner

4

Online

3

Probation

3

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

2

Housing Body

2

Alcohol Anonymous

1

Friend

1

HSE Mental Health

1

Previous Client

1

Transition House

1

Treatment Center

1

Total

31

 

 

Programmes operating in January 2021  in Saoirse

In response to the COVID-19 restrictions all group meetings have been cancelled in Saoirse and we are supporting clients at this time, through 1 to1 telephone counselling. As stated above 205 clients availed of this service in January 2021.

 

1 to 1’s

Saoirse One to One counselling – In the month of January 2021 there were  649  telework one to one counselling sessions.