What We Do
The Matt Talbot Community Trust is a drug free community education programme endeavouring to create change from a grassroots level in Ballyfermot. We work to tackle the unique social issues that lead to problem drug use and criminal behaviour through the provision of a quality education system and structured, person-centred supports.
The Matt Talbot Community Trust provides support for individuals in recovery from addiction and returning from prison. At its core, our work aims to
– promote independence, integration and progression in the lives of our participants
– encourage the participant and all members of our community to re-imagine their role within their environment and to become positive contributors to family, community and social stability
– build awareness of the issues facing our target group and build the capacity of services to respond
The organisation works with our participant group to develop a tailored plan that encompasses developing a route into education and/or employment coupled with social supports such as counselling, key-working, family support and group work.
The Matt Talbot Community Trust runs a Community Employment Scheme day programme and accepts referrals from individuals who would like to access the programme on a voluntary basis. Please click on the links above for more information on our programmes.