Ballymote Family Resource Centre

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Keash Road, Ballymote,,
Co Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Manager
Service / Organisation: Ballymote Family Resource Centre
Niamh Flaherty (Co-ordinator) 071 9197818
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Services are both universal and targeted. Parenting programmes, Homework Club - After School taster sessions - art/cookery/drama/etc Youth Club, One-to-One supports to parents.


Services are both universal and targeted. 

  • Parenting programmes
  • Homework Club
  • After School taster sessions - art/cookery/drama/etc Youth Club
  • One-to-One supports to parents
  • Meitheal
  • Counselling
  • Restorative Practice
  • Family Access
  • Back to Education programmes for unemployed
  • Lifeskills programme for rural isolated people
  • Senior Alert System
  • Advocacy
  • Holistic Therapy programme
  • Addiction/recovery programme
  • Childminding in the FRC whilst parents attend courses & programmes
  • Childcare service
  • Citizens Information Service
  • Community Allotment Scheme/community garden scheme
  • Computer classes
  • Counselling service – General Counselling – Teens Counselling
  • Suicide Prevention Courses
  • Disability Initiatives
  • Drop-in for information
  • Men’s Shed
  • Long Term Unemployed Initiatives
  • Money Advice and Budgeting Service
  • Parent & Toddler Group
  • Library and book time for toddlers & young children
  • Toy Library
  • Narcotics Anonymous/AA
  • Youth Club Newspaper
  • Library Facilities
Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo - south, east and west
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
  • Service provided in person's own home
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Charge applies for some services / some services free

All services are subsidised and any charge is minimal.

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:

Ballymote Family Resource Centre provides a wide range of supports and services so referrals come in many ways depending on the need of the individual/family.

Parental permission needed

Parental/guardian permission is needed to avail of counselling/addiction service if the person is under 18 years. Summer/Easter camps and youth club are designed for young children and will need parental permission. Other services for example taster session on arts, drama, music, cookery do not require permission. Youth Cafe rules state it is preferable that parents are involved. However, it is not essential.

Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Pre-birth
  • Early years (0-4 years)
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)
Brief Intervention
Do you specialise in any particular issue(s)?:

Yes. Family breakdown, family therapy, bereavement and loss.

Are counselling services regularly supervised? If so, please state what these arrangements are.:

Counsellors are supervised monthly.


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  • Be based in Sligo / Leitrim or provide a service to children, young people or families (0 to 24 years of age, plus pre-birth services) in Sligo / Leitrim
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