Family Support Service

Family Support Service 2017-08-29T11:58:06+00:00

The Sligo FRC Family Support Service employs five family support workers and two Community Employment participants to provide targeted home based support to families in their own homes in Co Sligo and North Leitrim.

Work undertaken during these visits vary from working with the parent on basic kitchen/house hygiene, preparation of nutritional meals, dealing with refuse, food shopping, de-cluttering, school attendance, advising on issues in relation to children’s behaviour and other parenting issues, introducing parents to social supports such as parent and toddler groups/swimming group, linking in with relevant mental health services, supporting mothers with breast feeding, financial issues, welfare payments, supporting children with homework, English language, emotional support to parents, support to parents of children with additional needs, working with children with additional needs, working with teenagers, early years development, mirroring parenting, supporting young mothers, etc.  the length of involvement depends on the individual needs of the family involved, it can be from three months to three years and more.

Sligo FRC has been providing this service for over 10 years.