Sligo Social Service Council

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Address:
Charles Street, Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Services Manager
Service / Organisation: Sligo Social Service Council
071 9145682
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Targeted Childcare Service for Children, Hardiker levels 2 & 3 Afterschool Service for Primary School Age Children Hardiker levels 1, 2 & 3 Targetted In home Child & Family Support Hardiker level 2 & 3 Meitheal Project Hardiker Levels 2 & 3 Counselling Service is for adults Hardiker levels 1,2 & 3

Description:

Targeted Childcare Service for Children, Hardiker levels 2 & 3 Afterschool Service for Primary School Age Children Hardiker levels 1, 2 & 3 Targetted In home Child & Family Support Hardiker level 2 & 3 Meitheal Project Hardiker Levels 2 & 3 Counselling Service is for adults Hardiker levels 1,2 & 3

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

Sligo Social Services Childcare Services, Open Access Service, and Counselling Service are based in Sligo Town, while the ABC Child & Family Support Service currently covers Sligo & Leitrim according to availability of staff. Sligo Social Services also hosts the Meitheal Project

Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
  • Service provided in person's own home

Project is outreach service which caters for young people in their own communities.

Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Charge applies for some services / some services 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
Notes on referrals to the service:

Referrals to the ABC Child & Family Service, and to the Childcare Services are by completion of a formal referral/registration form. Referrals to the Counselling Service is by appointment (please contact Sligo Social Services and ask to speak to the Counsellor or the Services Manager). There is a separate initiation process in respect of a Meitheal Referral

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:
  • Early years (0-4 years)
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)
Brief Intervention
Do you specialise in any particular issue(s)?:

Bereavement and issues in relation to a couple relationship

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

Counsellor receives regular clinical supervision in relation to their counselling work

What, if any, regulatory bodies are counsellors members of?:

Counsellor is an accredited member of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists

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