The Canal Communities Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force was set up in 1997 as one of 14 Task Forces set up nationally to respond to the areas worst affected by drugs.
Since then the Canal Communities Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force has adopted a multi-agency approach to developing appropriate responses to the current and emerging drug and alcohol problems in Bluebell, Rialto and Inchicore.
Through funding, our Task Force supports local services in the Canal Communities areas to help not only the individuals, but also seeks to support family members, and those who are affected by the negative consequences of addiction.
The Canal Communities Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force achieves its goals by working in collaboration with its members and implementing action plans that are aligned to the 5 overarching goals and set of actions identified in the National Drug and Alcohol Strategy, Reducing Harms, Supporting Recovery.
While all of these actions are relevant to the work of all the Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces. Task Forces have been named as active partners—alongside the Health Service Executive (HSE), Department of Education and Skills specifically in ten of these national actions.
Currently all LDATFs operate under the following operational handbook.