Southside Training

Southside Training is a project of the Southside Partnership, which is an independent, Local Development Company working with socially excluded individuals, groups and communities in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.  SCTN is a training and capacity-building project and operates under Actions 2429,  44 and 47 within the National Drug Strategy, 2009-16.

The project address key actions in the DLR LDTF work plan that involve the provision of training, networking and capacity-building. It aims to equip individuals from its target groups and communities with knowledge, understanding and insight into local issues that affect them, such as substance misuse and related matters, and to help them to develop relevant skills and to make positive and healthy choices to lead and facilitate change. More specifically the project undertakes to:

  • Provide advice and information about substance misuse, with particular attention to highlighting new developments and changing needs.
  • Advertise, promote and organise a range of quality, affordable and relevant training opportunities both for individuals, and for community service providers, who come into contact with those affected by substance use.
  • Strengthen management systems and governance in organisations that are involved in responding to substance misuse problems.
  • Provide opportunities for individuals and organisations dealing with substance misuse issues to network and share information, advice and learning.

During 2013, over 400 individuals participated in SCTN’s courses, which in all totalled 100 training days and over 600 training hours.

Contact:         Southside Community Training Network, C/o Southside Partnership,     Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Tel: (01) 7060125                                                  Email: marie.kavanagh@sspship.ie    www.trainingnetwork.ie

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 © DLR - DATF, 2016   C/O Southside Partnership, Main st., Blackrock, Co. Dublin Tel: 01-7060125 / 087-6494922  dlralcoholanddrugs@gmail.com