Cuan Mhuire Fashion Show
March 20, 2019

Currently, demand for its services far exceeds capacity. The only solution to this problem is further development. Cuan Mhuire has critically examined its existing services and in particular where gaps exist. In light of this examination and taking into account that best outcomes are achieved when tailored, integrated solutions are provided for particular client groups, Cuan Mhuire has concluded that the most efficient use of resources that will provide the greatest response to the identified needs is the development of a purpose built women’s treatment centre in Athy, Co. Kildare.

 

Cuan Mhuire is a pioneer in providing such tailored, solution focused programmes and therapies for differing client groups. This is evidenced by the fact that Cuan Mhuire opened Ireland’s first women’s only residential detox and rehabilitation centre at Farnanes, Co. Cork in 2006. Similar tailored initiatives have been replicated across other Cuan Mhuire sites not only for women but also for young men with illicit drug misuse issues.

The new development will not only provide a state of the art purpose built facility for women but it will also allow for a much needed increase in male bed capacity at the existing Athy Centre.  Given the ever increasing complexities of substance misuse we believe the proposed development will provide accessible, affordable treatment to a client group for whom it is extremely difficult to access services.

Main Elements of the Proposed Accommodation:

  • 16 twin-bed, en-suite rooms
  • 3 single en-suite rooms
  • 5-bed assessment suite for new clients
  • Nurse and Doctor’s office
  • Group and individual counselling/meeting rooms
  • Workshop zone with art, craft, sewing, library, I.T. and self-care training
  • Oratory: A space for quiet and reflection
  • Medical Support Rooms
  • Dining/ living and cooking facilities
  • External recreational spaces and garden

 

Progress of new women’s treatment centre September 2019, Cuan Mhuire, Athy, Co. Kildare

 

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