Sligo Family Resource Centre

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49 The Mall,, Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Manager
Service / Organisation: Sligo Family Resource Centre
071 9146315
Description of main activities / services for children and families: Sligo FRC provides home based family support to families in the Hardiker level 1-3 throughout Sligo and Leitrim.

Family Support Service - Sligo FRC provides home based family support to families in the Hardiker level 1-3 throughout Sligo and Leitrim. 

Drop-in Sessional Creche to children aged 0-6 years - this service is open from 9.30 - 4.00pm 49 weeks of the year.  Bookings can be taken at short notice. 

Disability Support Service - this is a targeted service with referrals from the HSE social work for adults with learning disabilities department. This Service provides one-to-one support to adults with learning disabilities, support to adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues through the Markievicz House Countess Cafe training experience and the Thursday Lunch-time club. 

Racist Incident Reporting and Support Service - a universal service which records racist incidents and support those affected by them. 

Sligo Intercultural Forum - We support this group to form a voice for the ethnic and cultural minority community living in Sligo. 

Work with Diversity Sligo - this is a targeted service in which we support families in Globe House direct provision centre. 

Other supports to families include: adoptive parents support group, birth parents support group, support to parents of children with dyslexia, Afterschool Progamme for children with dyslexia, Parent and Toddler groups in the Family Resource Centre and Caltragh Community Centre - Family Fun events - including Family Fun Days, Pancake Tuesday, Summer Picnic etc.    

Access Visits -  We provide space for access visits to take place between children and their parents/grandparents.

We provide training to adults through the ETB community adult education programmes.
Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north
We provide home based targeted family support to families in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan. In addition people from all over the county and Leitrim regularly use the groups we run as well as access training programmes provided.
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
  • Service provided in person's own home
For the home based targeted family support service we have an office base in Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre, in addition to supporting families in their own home. We also have a service for adults with learning disabilities who live independently in Sligo Town and support them in their own homes.
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
  • Charges depend on income / circumstances of service user
  • Charge applies for some services / some services free
The charge for Footprints creche is under the Community Childcare Subvention scheme, the supports to families and adults with disabilities are free. Membership of groups is free but there is usually a small charge for community education as there are subsidised by the ETB.
How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways) :
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through GP
  • Through schools
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Notes on referrals to the service: We have our own Referral Form for the Family Support Service which provides home based family support. For every other service there is no requirement for a Referral Form.
Parental permission needed
The young people who use this service outside of the family unit in the Family Support Service are the 4-6 year olds who take part in Summer Camps every July. They require parental permission.
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Early years (0-4 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
Early Years is 0-6 years in the Sligo FRC

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