Personal Youth Development Programme

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Hill Road,
Co Leitrim,
Co. Leitrim
General Details
Contact position: Youth Development Worker
Service / Organisation: North Connaught Youth and Community Services
071 9641721 / 085 8099766
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

The project will seek to complement and add to the exsisting services in Co. Leitrim.
The project will be delivered through a consultation and engagement process with the young person.
It is envisaged as young people develop their educational, life and social skills this in turn will enable them to have the motivation and confidence to take the first step into further education, training and employment.


North Connaught Youth and Community Services are running a new programme for 16-25 year olds in Leitrim / West Cavan.

We offer a safe, friendly space where young people are listened to, respected and treated fairly.  Special interests / Indoor and outdoor activities - water sports, fishing, beauty, cookery.  Acts as an advocate for young people.  One to one mentoring and support.  Personal and social education.  Place to discuss issues in their lives, worries, fears, concerns.  Advice and information about health, debt, drugs, alcohol, housing.   Onsite and offsite support.

The programme is led by the needs to the young person and their personal input / interests.

The project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and is supported by Leitrim Co. Council / Leitrim ETB.

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north

West Cavan area's also

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

Various locations that the young person / group / family are comfortable with.

Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
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
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service?:
  • Under-18s need parental permission
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Young adults (18-24 years)

Service supports young people from 16 - 25 years.

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

We seek to provide an individualised programme for each young person by providing a client centred approach tailored to the needs and circumstances of the individual young person rather than process driven.


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Services must:

  • 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
  • Be a state supported or not for profit service or agency
  • Be non-political and non-commercial

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