Minister Catherine Byrne visits Fellowship House development

Minister Catherine Byrne visits Fellowship House development

The Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, today visited Fellowship House at Doughcloyne, Cork (part of the Tabor Group). Minister Byrnes visit focused on the redevelopment of the facilities at Fellowship House.

March 2017, Tabor Group embarked on a €4.8 million redevelopment of its facilities at Fellowship House in 2017. This new facility when completed will see capacity increase from 10 residents to 22 residents completing a 3-month treatment programme. The facility will also include an additional 11 units of accommodation for those who have completed the programme but require a step-down model of independent living with access to ongoing support and care.

Denis Healy Chairman of Tabor Group, welcomed Minister Byrne to Fellowship House, where she was given a guided tour of the development and she was introduced to key members of the team.

A discussion was had around the importance of a holistic client centered approach to addiction treatment, the challenges of providing these services for voluntary organisations and the value of the continued support from the HSE, the Southern Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force and the Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force which come under the remit of the Ministers department

Tabor Group has played an important role in the treatment and rehabilitation of people with addictions for almost 30 years and are growing and adapting their services to meet the increased demands of those seeking help with addiction. This new project addresses both the growing addiction issue as well as the increasing homelessness issue here in Cork. When complete, Fellowship House will be one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the country.

During her visit the Minister was presented with a report on the ‘Evaluation of Tabor Group’ by the Department of Public Health, Trinity College Dublin, which will be official launched in December 2018.

(Left – Right) Senator Jerry Buttimer, Mick Devine Clinical Director, Tabor Group,
Dr Niall O’Keeffe CEO, Tabor Group, Denis Healy, Chairman Tabor Group with Minister Byrne,
Minister of State at the Department of Health for Health Promotion and National Strategy.

For more information on Tabor Group, please call Sharon O’Donoghue Marketing & Communications Manager, Tabor Group on 086 3800 991 email sharon@medialife.ie or visit www.taborgroup.ie

Tabor Group is a leading provider of residential addiction treatment services in Ireland. Offering hope, healing and recovery to addicted people and their families through an integrated and caring service. Support and care is provided to hundreds of clients each year suffering from addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling and food.

Tabor Group is comprised of three residential addiction treatment centres in Cork: Tabor Lodge, Renewal and Fellowship House.  Tabor Lodge first opened in 1989 and began providing treatment for people suffering with alcohol misuse.  Since then, the services have grown to three centres providing support and care to people suffering with addictions to alcohol, substances, gambling and food.