Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.


Services by Region: Mayo Services by Region: Galway Services by Region: Roscommon

1. GRETB County Galway Advocacy Service
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Conor Griffin
Telephone: 087 – 9885968(Advocacy Worker)

Overview of Service

The Advocacy Service is a confidential community based service funded by FÁS in partnership with the GRETB. and offering support to young people between the ages of 16-21 who have dropped out of the education system or are at risk of dropping out by using what is termed as the MAGIC approach – (Mentoring, Advocacy, Guidance, Information, Counselling).

An individual career path plan is designed for each young person setting realistic objectives with the aim of progression towards education, training, or employment and the ultimate goal of the young person reaching independent living.

Assistance is given in the form of:  Home visits, CV preparation, Liasing with employment/training agencies, Listening with a view to problem solving and referrals to appropriate professionals.

Referrals of clients come from:

    Tracking Officer
    Youthreach and Traveller Training Centre Directors
    School Principals
    Social Workers
    Juvenile Liaison Officers (An Garda Síochána)
    Word of mouth

The Advocacy Worker also works closely with the following bodies:

    Secondary Schools
    Youthreach and Traveller Training Centre Directors
    School Principals
    Co. Galway V.E.C.
    Adult Education Services
    Social Welfare Services
    Social Workers
    An Garda Síochána
    Probation Services
    Local Community

People to Contact

Conor Griffin

Bartley Joyce


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