The number of Family Resource Centres in Ireland is set to grow from 109 to 120, with the addition of 11 new centres this year including an additional centre in County Roscommon, according to Minister Denis Naughten.
He said: “I received confirmation from my Cabinet colleague the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, that Roscommon is set to benefit under a new announcement for additional resource centres”.
47 applications from around the country were received and assessed by Tusla and 11 areas were selected for the new Family Resource Centres. The successful areas include Roscommon Leader Partnership Company.
Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins said
Roscommon Leader Partnership were successful in their application to set up and run a new family resource centre in Ballaghaderreen.
She added: “Family resource centres are very important in supporting people in our communities. They provide a range of community services including family support work, counselling, education and training courses, practical assistance to existing community groups”.