The Drugs Accommodation Support Project (DASP) is a multi-agency initiative with a ‘Harm Reduction’ ethos to support IV drug users to stabilise their lives by accessing temporary supported accommodation with a specialist worker.

Through the programme, Extern supports active drug users in moving from the streets and into stable supported accommodation and addiction treatment. The needs of each person referred to the service are assessed using Extern’s specialist Injecting Drug Use Assessment Tool.

This service is provided with the help of partners in the Housing Executive, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Public Health Agency, PSNI and DPP.

What Does The Service Do?

A specialist worker will assess your needs focusing on reducing the harm from drug use. They will assist you to access specialist beds within the homeless sector and provide ongoing support you in areas such as accessing substitution treatment, health, housing, benefits, legal issues and training.

SUPPORTING: Communities

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE? Referrals to this service can be made directly by individuals or from any source. Service users must have a injecting drug issue and be homeless to access the specialist support.

Tel: 028 9033 0433
Email: [email protected]