Sligo Springboard Family Support Service

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2 Racecourse View, Cleaveragh Demesne, Cranmore, County Sligo,
General Details
Contact position: Administration Officer
Service / Organisation: Sligo Springboard Family Support Service
071 914 7070
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Sligo Springboard Family Support Service aims to empower and support children and families to reach their full potential through our Childcare and Family Support Service.


Sligo Springboard Family Support Service is a not for profit organisation established in 1996 in Cranmore, Co. Sligo and was known as Resource House Project. With over 24 years’ experience we understand just how difficult life can be at times. Based in Cranmore, we work with families from Sligo in Child and Family Support Network Area 3 (CFSN3).

We have a Family Support Service who work with families and children to alleviate stress, to overcome difficulties and to encourage each individual to reach their full potential. The specific supports we offer to families are as follows:

  • Meitheal
  • Parent’s Plus
  • Non-Violent Resistance
  • One-to One Interventions – Children & Young People
  • Parenting Support
  • Drop-In Support Service

Sligo Springboard Family Support Service have a Childcare Service that understands the importance of providing quality childcare that allows a child to learn and explore the world around them in a safe caring environment. To accomplish this, we implement a practical approach to curriculum development in combination with Aistear, the Irish Curriculum Framework, and Síolta, the Quality Standards Framework. Our Childcare Service provides the following services:

  • Early Learning and Care,
  • School Aged Childcare,
  • Breakfast club,
  • School bus,
  • Homework support.
Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs

Sligo Springboard Family Support Service provides its services to the following areas within Tusla Child and Family Support Network Area 3:
- Sligo Town East & West
- Ballysadare East
- Ballintogher East & West
- Calry
- Collooney
- Kilmacowen
- Knocknarea
- Strandhill

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
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

Charges apply to our Childcare Facilities under the National Childcare Scheme.
There is no cost for the Family Support Services.
Fees may apply for some education courses.

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:
  • 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)

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