Spirasi Covid 19 Informartion

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In light of Government advice, and with due care for all clients and staff, Spirasi implemented a work-from-home policy from 16.03.2020.

From early July, and again in line with Government advice, Spirasi has been operating a limited service onsite in 213 North Circular Road, Dublin 7 with the majority of staff continuing to work remotely. With the most recent advice (18.09.2020) this period has now been extended , and we will update in due course regarding a date as to when we will reopen at 213 North Circular Road.

In terms of how we are currently operating and the services we provide, please review the following updates:

 

  • Reception

Now covered via Telephone - 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)

  • Referrals

We are accepting new referrals which will be processed in the normal manner.

  • Medico Legal Assessments

Safe pathways and protocols for medico legal assessments have been developed and these assessments have recommenced onsite, in a limited capacity, since the beginning of July.

  • Initial Assessments

Initial assessments have  recommenced since early July. Assessments are being carried out face to face onsite where essential, online and by telephone.

  • Therapy Support

We are continuing to provide therapeutic support via telephone and online video technology to clients.

  • Psychosocial Supports

We are continuing to provide psychosocial support via telephone and video technology to clients.

  • Education 

As a result of Covid - 19 we have made changes to our assessment date.  Unfortunately we will not be proceeding with our usual assessment in June. The new assessment date is now scheduled for the end of November.  New dates for submission of results to be confirmed.  In the meantime, if there are any students who currently have completed folders, these will be marked by the teachers. Andreas Mokake will then forward their results to the CDETB office in Cabra to be entered in the November 2020 Assessments.

For all other inquiries regarding Education and Psychosocial support, please contact Andreas Mokake directly on (089) 962 7324 from 9am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

  • Befriending

Our team of volunteer befrienders have responded resourcefully to the challenges of recent months. While we continue to advise our befrienders not to meet their befriendees face to face, regular contact has been maintained via telephone, text and video technology.

Our work of screening, training and linking new volunteers continues virtually.  Three online training sessions for new volunteers took place over summer.   To mark National Volunteer Week (21st - 27th September), we hosted 3 virtual coffee mornings with our befrienders – it was a great opportunity to get together to share experiences, challenges and suggestions.

Thank you to our team of dedicated volunteers for their continued commitment.

We continue to accept applications for our befriending programme.

Spirasi will continue to update you via our website and on social media on further developments.