Community Support Services

ALL THREE COUNTIES  |  GALWAY  |  MAYO  |  ROSCOMMON

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, many of the services listed in our Services Directory have adopted new working arrangements. Please contact them directly to ascertain their current arrangements. 

All three counties

 

The ‘Living Well’ Programme

Formerly known as the Self Care to Wellness Programme, Living Well is a recognised self-management support programme, based on the evidence-based Stanford model. It is free of charge and available to anyone living with a long-term health condition or someone who is caring for a person with a long-term health condition. The aim of the programme, is to equip and empower adults with the essential skills so they can become better self-managers of their own health condition.

W: www.hse.ie/livingwell 

 

Westdoc  (GPs)

Out of hours urgent family doctor service for participating GPs.

T: 1850 365 000 or your GP

 

NowDoc (GPs)

Out of hours urgent family doctor service for participating GPs in north Roscommon.

T: 1850 400 911

 

NCBI 

For anybody who is struggling with their sight loss.

T: 1850 33 43 53  /  New referrals can be made via the website: Make a referral to NCBI.

 

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Galway

 

Galway Volunteer Centre

A centre where people interested in volunteering, as well as organisations with volunteers, can get information, advice and support.

T: 091 581 727 / W:  www.volunteergalway.ie

 

Family Resource Centres

To combat disadvantage and to support families and build communities through the principles of community development.

T: Ard, Doughiska, Galway 091 768 852  / Clann, Oughterard 091 557 633  / Gort 091 630 902 / Solas, Headford 093 364 46  / Loughrea 091 871 149

 

Galway Safe App

The Galway Safe App uses GPS technology to offer support to people detected lingering in particular waterside areas of the city late at night or early in the morning.

The app has been devised by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

It can be downloaded for free from Google Play or iTunes, and users are invited to register three “in case of emergency” contacts.

 

Social Services Centre

An organisation to care for the older and more vulnerable people of Galway and surrounding areas based in Dublin Road, Tuam, Co Galway.

T: 093 24577

 

Citizens Information Centres

Galway, Clifden, Rosmuc, Tuam.

Citizens Information Centres provide information, advice and advocacy services on a broad range of public and social services. This is a free, strictly confidential and independent service.

T: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm 076 107 4000 / W: www.citizensinformation.ie

 

Galway Sports Partnership

Delivers national programmes such as Safeguarding (child protection), Buntús, Go For Life Games etc, as well as locally devised programmes to help increase the level of participation of people in Galway.

T: 091 / 509 572 / 509 577 / 536 459 / E: galwayactive@galwaycoco.ie / W: www.galwayactive.ie

 

Galway Rural Development (GRD)

GRD administers the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme  (SICAP), LEADER , the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), and TÚS Programme. GRD also acts as a sponsor of a Community Employment Scheme providing maintenance work for local communities and clerical and administrative support.

T: 091 844 335 E: grd@grd.ie / W: www.grd.ie

 

FORUM Connemara

FORUM Connemara promotes, assists and engages in social and enterprise development in the Connemara region.

T: 095 41116 / E: info@forumconnemara.ie / W: www.forumconnemara.ie

 

Galway City Partnership

Galway City Partnership is a local and community development company working in Galway City.  Aims to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion – and focus particularly on helping those who are long term unemployed.

T: 091 773 466  / E: info@gcp.ie  / W: www.gcp.ie

 

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   Mayo

 

Mayo Sports Partnership

The aim is to increase participation in all sports and to ensure local resources and facilities are used to the best effect. Programmes include: Men on the Move, Meet and Train, Fit Walk, Goal to Work for Unemployed, Link2BActive, Disability Sports Programmes.

T: 094 904 7025 / E: msp@mayococo.ie / W: www.mayosports.ie

 

Citizens Information Centres

Ballina, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Westport

Citizens Information Centres provide information, advice and advocacy services on a broad range of public and social services. This is a free, strictly confidential and independent service.

T: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm 076 107 4000 / W: www.citizensinformation.ie

 

The Flourish Project

Flourish offers a support service for adults to link with hobbies and interests and self care practices as a means of enhancing their health and wellbeing.

One to one confidential sessions available, also specialised six-week group programmes called Discover Your Interests are run regularly. Flourish is a social prescribing project and is ideal for anyone who finds themselves socially isolated or withdrawn or in need of self care.

T: 094 902 5900 / 087 185 7280 / E: flourish@thefamilycentre.com  or  hope@thefamilycentre.com / W: www.thefamilycentre.com

 

Curam Family Centre, Claremorris

Provides a caring and confidential environment where individuals, families and groups can empower themselves through education, training, information, support and participation. Curam provides a wide range of practical services/supports to the local community. The main areas of work are counselling, family support, information and adult education.

T: 094 9362096 / W: www.curamclaremorris.com / E: curamclaremorris@eircom.net

 

Befriending Mayo Community

A network of community groups working in partnership with the HSE. The service makes telephone contact with people who would like a regular call.

T: Castlebar Voluntary Social Service 094 902  1378; Clar IRD, Claremorris 094 9371830; Westport Family & Community Resource Centre 098 24419; Knockmore/Rathduff Community Centre 094 925 8016; Crossmolina Enterprise Centre 096 30935; Lacken Community Care, Carrowmore-Lacken 096 34130;  Cairde le Cheile, Kiltane 097 83881;  Tacu Ballinrobe Family Resource Centre 094 954 2908; Solas Family Resource Centre, Headford 093 36446

 

Mayo Traveller Support Group

Mayo Traveller Support Group is a voluntary non-governmental organisation that operates as a partnership of travellers and settled people to achieve human and cultural rights for travellers in Mayo.

T: 094 9028400 / E: coordinator@mtsg.ie

 

Mayo North East Leader Partnership Teoranta

Manages programmes on behalf of government departments.

T: 094 9256745 / E: info@mayonortheast.com / W: www.mayonortheast.com

 

Mayo Intercultural Action (MIA)

Promotes positive effects of interculturalism and support for migrants and their families.

T: 094 9044511 / E: miamayo@eircom.net / W: www.miamayo.ie /

 

South West Mayo Development Company Ltd.

Supporting communities and individuals in South and West Mayo through delivery of programmes and activities.

T: 098 41950 / E: info@southmayo.com / W: www.southmayo.com

 

Mayo Men on the Move Programme

Physical activity programme targeting men over 35 in Ballina, Claremorris, Westport,Swinford, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Achill, Ballinrobe and Manulla

T: 094 9047025 /  W: www.mayosports.ie

 

Community Based Family Support Services Families

A partnership between Tusla, Curam (Claremorris), Ballina FRC, Westport Sharkey Hill Community Centre, Ballyhaunis FRC and Tacu FRC.

By working in partnership with parents who voluntarily request the service, it aims to build family strengths, promote positive behaviours through teaching social skills, develop positive relationships and empower parents to teach their children to gain self-discipline and self-control. Supports are individualised, flexible and confidential. Common Sense Parenting groups are offered.

T: Claire McNally – Team Leader 087 606 0535; Claremorris Cuam – Annette Conway 087 911 9714; Ballina FRC – Rione Kilcullen 087 2134078; Ballyhaunis FRC – Geraldine Glacken 086 047 0587; Belmullet – Michelle O Mahoney 087 705 9705; Westport Sharkey Hill Community Centre 087 997 4733; Ballinrobe, Tacu FRC 087 220 7143

 

Tacu Family Resource Centre, Ballinrobe

Low cost counselling and psychotherapy. Each call to the service is dealt with promptly and the caller is matched with a suitable counsellor.

T: 087 288 59973

 

Social Services Centre

An organisation to care for the older and more vulnerable people of Castlebar and surrounding areas based in Castle Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

T: 094 902 1378

 

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Roscommon

 

Family Resource Centres

To combat disadvantage and to support families and build communities through the principles of
community development.

T: Ballaghaderreen FRC 094 986 0767 / E: Linda.devine@ridc.ie ; Boyle FRC 071 966 3000 / E: manager@boylefrc.ie ; Castlerea FRC 086 461 5537 / E: Martina.durkan@cfrc.ie ; SouthRoscommon FRC 090 662 8621 / E: Sarah@southroscommnFRC.ie

 

Citizens Information Centres

Roscommon, Boyle.

Citizens Information Centres provide information, advice and advocacy services on a broad range of public and social services. This is a free, strictly confidential and independent service.

T: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm 076 107 4000 / W: www.citizensinformation.ie

 

Roscommon Well Connected Social Prescribing Project

Social Prescribing is a free service which helps to link you with sources of support and social activities within your community. These can include;
· Physical activity
· Reading groups / books for health
· Music activities / groups
· Self-help programmes
· Men’s Sheds
· Community gardening
· Arts and creativity

Social Prescribing is for you if:
· You feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing
· You feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed
· You simply feel the service can help

T: Coordinator – Anthony Owens 086 780 7820 / E: AnthonyOwens@ridc.ie / W: www.rosleaderpartnership.ie/?pagid=roscommon-well-connected-social-prescribing-project

 

Roscommon Women’s Network (RWN)

This is a local community project and charity dedicated to supporting women and families throughout Co. Roscommon. They operate a resource centre, training centre and charity shop in Castlerea.

T: 094 962 1690 / E: info@rwn.ie / W: www.rwn.ie

 

Roscommon Leader Partnership (RLP)

Roscommon LEADER Partnership (also known as RIDC – Roscommon Integrated Development Company Ltd) is an organisation that brings together key development projects including rural enterprise, development and social inclusion that work for the betterment of the people of Co. Roscommon.

T: 090 663 0252 / E: reception@ridc.ie / W: www.rosleaderpartnership.ie

 

Roscommon Sports Partnership

Co-ordinates and promotes the development of sport and physical activity at local level in Roscommon.

T: 090 663 0853 / E: info@rosactive.org / W: www.rosactive.org

 

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