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Carlisle House supporting vulnerable of society - Ford

Justice Minister David Ford today visited Carlisle House substance misuse treatment centre in Belfast.

Catering for individuals, 18-65 years old, who have a problem with substance misuse, Carlisle House provides a range of services, advice and information, treatment programmes and support services in the greater Belfast and Co. Antrim areas. 

During a tour of the facility the Minister met with David Cuthbert, Director of the Centre, Lindsay Conway of the Presbyterian Board of Social Witness who established Carlisle House as well as Chris Rintoul of the Council for the Homeless and Stephen Patterson who chairs the Service User Group 

Speaking afterwards, David Ford said: “Groups such as Carlisle House Service User Group provide a valuable service in supporting vulnerable members of society as they work to overcome their problems and reintegrate back into regular society. 

“As Minister of Justice I endorse the work of those who provide support and help to those trying to overcome their substance misuse problems. 

“I work closely with law enforcement partners in my role as Chair of the Organised Crime Task Force. It is difficult to conceive how callous criminals can be to inflict such suffering on people in their neighbourhoods for the sake of making a profit through peddling drugs.”
 

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