The South Roscommon FRC was set up in November 2019 with the employment of Sarah Brennan who is the co-ordinator of the Centre, followed by the employment of Felicia Loughrey in March 2020 who is our family support/community development worker. Faye Hayden is also part of our team. Faye is the Young Carers Project Leader for County Roscommon. We got the keys for our new base in 17 Castle View, Castle Street, Roscommon Town in April and were delighted to physically move in June 2020 once some COVID restrictions were lifted.
Background to the South Roscommon Family Resource Centre
At the Family Resource Centres we provide universal family support to families and individuals. We also signpost families and individuals to external organisations for relevant supports. We operate from a community development approach which means our groups and activities are based on the needs of the families using our service and the general geographical area. Since we opened we have facilitated parenting courses, parent & toddler groups, Brazilian Women’s Group, Bingo, Easter and Summer camps amongst other activities. We also provide supports to individuals in terms of Social Welfare Applications/Appeals, Social Housing Applications/Appeals, parenting, mental health & addiction supports and along with many other issues.