National Learning Network

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Address:
Bridge Street, Sligo, Ireland
General Details
Contact position: Referrals
Service / Organisation: National Learning Network
0719145391
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Education and Training
Educational Assessment
Advocacy
Psychological Supports
WRAP

Description:

National Learning Network  (NLN) Centre in Sligo is based in Bridge Street, Sligo. The centre provides training funded by MSLETB and the HSE for persons out of work through accident, illness, or disability.  The service offers training opportunities to more than 100 people throughout the Sligo/ Leitrim region, who may have been finding it difficult to access further education, training and employment. The people who use NLN’s services need specialist supports for a range of reasons. We work with people who experience health conditions, illness, disability, mental health difficulty, trauma, addiction, economic isolation or challenging life circumstances. We support people to make successful transitions, whatever their stage in life. We can help with transition from school to the adult environment, with access to vocational training and education, with getting a job, recovery and wellness, improving people’s health, enhancing quality of life and achieving successful inclusion in the community

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - north
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

Sligo, Tubbercurry, Manaorhamilton, Student's Home throughout both counties and into South Donegal and North Roscommon

Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free

None

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 HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service? :
  • No parental permission required

Over 16s only

Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)

Over 16 upwards

Brief Intervention
Do you specialise in any particular issue(s)?:

Supports for people with ASD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Physical disability, sensory issues, mental health difficulties and those experiencing trauma, addiction, economic isolation or challenging life circumstances

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