€4.8m Togher facility for alcohol addiction due to open next year

€4.8m Togher facility for alcohol addiction due to open next year
Minister Simon Coveney with Aileen O’Neill General Manager, Tabor Group turns sod on €4.8 million development of Tabor Group’s addiction treatment centre Fellowship House. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

THE development of a €4.8m facility in Togher for men recovering from alcohol addiction is set to open in summer 2018.

The Tabor Group’s expansion of its Fellowship House facility in Togher will enable it to provide 15 accommodation units for men who have completed three-month alcohol addiction treatment programme but who need ongoing support as they move to independent living.

The project will also increase from 10 to 16 the number of residential spaces available on Tabor’s treatment programme. The expanded facilities are due to open in summer 2018.

A computer-generated view of the centre.
A computer-generated view of the centre.

Fine Gael Cork senator Tim Lombard has welcomed the commencement of building work on a new addiction treatment centre.

He said: “Tabor Group has played an important role in the treatment and rehabilitation of people with addictions for almost three decades. This project will be a vital support for people who are homeless and addressing addiction problems in Cork.

“Fellowship House provides necessary extended treatment for those struggling with addiction and who are working towards independent living.

“This new facility will increase capacity from 10 residents to 16 residents completing a 3-month treatment programme.

“It will also include an additional 15 units of accommodation for men who have completed the programme but require a step-down model of independent living and these men will have access to ongoing support and care."

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