TCIE AUTHOR Jim Cumberton

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Ireland ie

a) Personal Details

Name Address Contact Numbers
Jim Cumberton 25 Oaklands Park

Ballsbridge Dublin 4 Ireland

Tel 00 353 1 66 88 99 4

Fax 00 353 1 6675 879


b) Describe the most important sources of support for therapeutic communities in your country

Name and Address: Description of Support
Eastern Region Health Authority

Palmerstown Dublin 20 Ireland (currently in process of being amalgamated into Health Service Executive and re-organised)

Annual grants for programme operation including staffing

One-off grants Payment of Disability Allowance to TC clients for Social Welfare Dept.

Probation and Welfare Service

Smithfield Chambers Smithfield Dublin 7 Ireland

Weekly Per Capita payments for clients sent by the Courts to residnetial TC

One-off grants/buildings etc. Annual grants to other types of programme not in receipt of Disability Allowance

Dept. of Health

Hawkins House Hawkins St Dublin 2 Ireland

Payments mainly through Health Boards
Regional and Community Task Forces One-off grants for setting up or developing programme. Usually for one year only, not enough for planning or recruiting of suitable staff.
National Lottery, and People in Need One-offs

c) Tick the boxes below to indicate which areas of support you think TCs in your country would benefit from.

Standards: X

Peer Review/Visits to Other TCs: XX

Conferences: X
Email Discussion XX
Information about best practice and innovations XX
Training XX
Information about effective research methods XX
Other, please specify Enabling new, non-TC graduate staff, to learn the TC dynamic at another facility abroad. This would apply particularly to senior staff.

d) Please add any other comments you wish to make.

A number of organisations have come into operation in different parts of the country, mostly voluntary. I will find out if any qualify as TCs and, if so, give you their details.

There are no Maxwell Jones orientated facilities here. The main two are concept based.

I will also update my knowledge of both Coolmine House and the Merchants' Quay Project's St. Francis Farm TC. I retired 6-years ago from Coolmine House were I was chief executive/chairman for 25 years.

e) Contacts for therapeutic communities and key individuals.

Country: Clinics Experts
Malta *** Msgr. Victor Grech, Caritas Malta, Lion Street, Florianna, Valetta, Malta

Tel: 00 3356 233933

Email: []

Ireland St. Francis Farm TC Tony Geoghegan


St. Francis Farm TC

Merchants Quay Project

Dublin 2

Ireland Coolmine House William Foley


Coolmine House

19 Lord Edward Street

Dublin 2

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