Support Group, Diversity Sligo

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General Details
Contact position: Josette Newman
Service / Organisation: Divesity Sligo
0862325951
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Family Support: Diversity Sligo offers support to parents and their children in the form of a listening service, information about parenting courses and support groups, referrals to relevant agencies, financial support for educational needs, Summer camps and after-school activities. Diversity Sligo runs a Welcome Table project where families can cook and eat a meal as a unit, instead of the dining hall, and in private. Diversity Sligo acknowledges the generosity of its funders and donors in order to deliver its services.

Description:

The mission of Diversity Sligo is to help and support asylum seekers and refugees in their inclusion into Irish society. Diversity Sligo delivers information, advice and advocacy to asylum seekers and refugees through weekly clinics in the accommodation centre. We organise activities for men, women and children such as a book library, gardening, relaxation classes, Summer camps and trips. We participate in the organisation of celebrations for the end of Ramadan and for Christmas. We try to secure funding for these activities. We have also secured funding for the provision of bicycles for adults, sewing machines and a polytunnel. We work in close collaboration with Globe House management and other organisations involved with asylum seekers.

Diversity Sligo employs a Transition Support Worker to assist people leaving direct provision to settle in the community when they get residency.
 
 
                                                                                                      
Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs

Diversity Sligo employs a Transition Support Worker to assist people leaving direct provision to settle in the community when they get residency.

Where service is provided

Globe House (Direct Provision Centre)

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)
  • Through other community / voluntary service
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)?:

Counselling: Diversity Sligo offers psychological support to residents of Globe House, the accommodation centre for asylum seekers.     

Mental health: Diversity Sligo offers mental health support to Globe House residents in the form of a listening service, referral to relevant services, well-being courses and activities, information about activities in the community, a befriending service manned by volunteers and psychological support.   

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