West Sligo Family Resource Centre (FRC)

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Address:
Pier Road, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, Co. Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Acting Coordinator
Service / Organisation: West Sligo Family Resource Centre
096-37444
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Family Resource Centres (FRCs) provides a range of universal and targeted services and development opportunities that address the needs of families.

Description:

Family Resource Centres (FRCs) provides a range of universal and targeted services and development opportunities that address the needs of families.

West Sligo Family Resource Centre Ltd. aims to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life by fostering an ethos of self-development, promoting the principles of community development and encouraging people to access the supports and services that they need to enrich their lives.

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo - south, east and west

We cover the West Sligo area

Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
  • Free with Medical Card (otherwise charge may apply)
  • Charge applies for some services / some services free

Charges apply for photocopying. Fees apply for some education courses, depending on circumstances.

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 GP
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through HSE services
Notes on referrals to the service:

Majority of referrals are self-presented. Referrals are accepted from GPs for programmes such as Stress Control, or people can self-refer.

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:
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
Brief Intervention
Do you specialise in any particular issue(s)?:

Depression anxiety or suicidal ideation.
Counselling services are provided through the FRC.

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

The Councillor makes her own arrangement for supervision.

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