Slanú is a Special Category Community Employment Scheme for 18-27 year olds that aims to provide rehabilitative support and vocational training to help stabilise drug misusers.

Slanú offers stability, routine and rehabilitation as part of its developmental programmes and referrals are welcomed from relevant statutory or community and voluntary support services alongside self-referrals.

Our assessment process is conducted over a four week period:

  • Initial Assessment
  • Comprehensive Assessment / Risk Assessment
  • Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • One to One Session (Goal Setting)

Weekly times: Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.


We endeavour to work with the whole person in all areas of their life.

Our programme consists of the following :regular therapeutic groups, addiction awareness and harm reduction, relapse prevention, anger management, anxiety stress management, sexual health, offending behaviour, health, fitness and nutrition, etc.

We also provide FETAC accredited courses, life skills and progression pathways. Alongside the workshops and modules each person receives regular one to one key working sessions whereby a care plan is developed with an emphasis on goal setting.

We pride ourselves on using evidence based approaches Community Reinforcement Approach being one of them.

All our staff are trained and accredited in evidence based approaches CRA, ACRA, MI, CBT, and BSFT. We work very close with all other agencies involved in the person’s care, ie Probation, Drug Courts, GPs, Mental Health Teams and family. Many of our referrals are received from the Probation Service and the Drug Courts and this has proven to be a positive outcome for the person.

We will continue to build on our working relationships up with all agencies time/fulltime employment and others progress onto other rehabilitation programmes for continued support.