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

Support Services

Community & Voluntary support services in Galway

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1. Ballinasloe Community Information Centre View More Details on Ballinasloe Community Information Centre Email Ballinasloe Community Information Centre
Address: Contact Details:
The Emerald
McNevin Avenue
Ballinasloe
Contact: Terry Hanlon
Telephone: 090-9644390
Email: bsloecic@eircom.net

 

We provide a free, impartial and confidential Information Service to the people of Ballinasloe and surrounding areas.

Topics covered include –

  • Social Welfare Entitlements
  • Supplementary Welfare
  • Employment Rights
  • Education Grants
  • Medical Cards
  • Entitlements for the over 60’s
  • Entitlements for people with disability
  • Appeals etc.


Further support services available in the Centre

Supported by FÁS/DSP
Affiliated to INOU and Comhairle
 

People to Contact

Terry Hanlon

Ger Moloney

Mary Donohue
 
2. Ballinasloe Jobs Club View More Details on Ballinasloe Jobs Club Email Ballinasloe Jobs Club
Address: Contact Details:
The Emerald
Mc Nevin Avenue
Ballinasloe
Co Galway
Contact: Ann Hill
Telephone: 090 9643057
Email: jobsclubbsloe@eircom.net

The Job club was set up in 1999 to help and support  the unemployed and disadvantaged in the area due to the many job losses in the area.  Our aim is to expand awareness and help participants understand how the application of simple techniques can greatly enchance jobseeking skills.  We provide regular job seeking skills programme where we help participants with CV preparation, Cover letters, Interview skills and Techniques.  
The centre adapted to the many changes required in the workplace - Educational and Training Programmes. We work closely with GRD/ RAPID/ DSP to maximise end results.
We work closely with  many of the Colleges NUI Maynooth, AIT, GMIT, and NUIG
we are linked to  FÁS and VEC.
  Some of the progammes available are:

  • Access 21 programme
  • Equal Ireland/ LIT - Essential Skills,
  • Higher Cert in Workplace and Community Practice,
  • B.A. Degree in business, Enterprise and Community Development
  • Community Care Fetac level 5, Youth leadership,  
  • Computer Fetac level 3,4 and ECDL
  • Safe Pass
  • Security Training
  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills  
  • Childcare
  • Renewable Energy, water metre ins 


The following can also been done through the job club

  • Develop an Individual job search plan,
  • Prepare for interview,
  • Develop a network of contacts
  • identify individual training needs
  • Explore and analye local job opportunities
  • Setting up an email account
     

People to Contact

Ann Hill
jobsclubbsloe@eircom.net
0909643057

Ita Hodgins
jobsclubbsloe@eircom.net
0909643057

 
3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland - Galway View More Details on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland - Galway Email Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland - Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Westside Community Resource Centre
Old Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091-554423 (Reception)
Email: andreagallagher@foroige.ie

Matching a male or female volunteer with a referred young person aged between 10-18years.  The programme offers friendship resulting in a positive impact on the young person’s development.

AGE GROUP:   10 – 18 years male/female

 
4. Community Welfare Officer View More Details on Community Welfare Officer Visit the Community Welfare Officer Website Email Community Welfare Officer
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1850 241850
Email: info@hse.ie
Website: www.hse.ie

Community Welfare Officers are based in health centres and are responsible for the day to day administration of Community Welfare Services. Community Welfare Services include schemes such as the Supplementary Welfare Allowance, medical cards, Nursing Home Subventions and the Mobility Allowance.

The majority of the work carried out by Community Welfare Officers is the administration of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme. This scheme is funded and legislated for by the Department of Social Protection and administered by the Health Service Executive. The types of payments made under this scheme include: rent supplement, Mortgage Interest Supplement, Diet and Heating Supplements, Back to School Clothing and Footwear Scheme and exceptional needs payments for items such as buggies, clothing, etc.

For information on finding your nearest Community Welfare Officer please call the National Helpline number listed or visit your local health centre.

Clifen:
Intreo Centre, Department of Social Protection, Galway Road, Clifden, Co Galway.
095 22210
Open between 9.30-12noon 

Galway:
Intreo Centre, Department of Social Protection, Sean Duggan Centre, Fairgreen Road, Galway
091 536700 ​​
Open 9.00-12.30

Kilronan, Aran Islands:
Co-op Building, Kilronan, Aran Islands
Open Wednesday  11.00-1.00pm

Loughrea:
Intreo Centre Loughrea, Department of Social Protection, Railway House, Station Road, Loughrea, Co. Galway 
091 536797
Monday to Friday: 9.30 - 12.30
091 576881
091 536772
091 536771

Tuam:
Community Welfare Service, Health Centre, Vicar Street, Tuam, Co. Galway
093 37204 
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9.30 - 12.30

 

 
5. COPE Galway Waterside House Domestic Violence Refuge and Outreach Service View More Details on COPE Galway Waterside House Domestic Violence Refuge and Outreach Service Visit the COPE Galway Waterside House Domestic Violence Refuge and Outreach Service Website Email COPE Galway Waterside House Domestic Violence Refuge and Outreach Service
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Manager
Telephone: 091 565985
Email: waterside@copegalway.ie
Website: www.copegalway.ie/domesticviol...

COPE Galway Waterside House provides the following service to women and their children experiencing domestic violence:

Emergeny Refuge Accommodation

Free confidential one to one support  appointments in Galway City and County 

24 hour telephone support

Parenting support

Direct support to children

Play Therapy

Support group for women 

Support group for children

Court Accompaniment  if required

Formal training on the issue of Domestic Violence 

Awareness raising presentations on the issue

Healthy Relationship sessions provided to Transition year students and Young Adult groups

Involvement in service planning and activities through participation on our service user panel


People to Contact

Manager
waterside@copegalway.ie
091 565985

Outreach Service
watersideoutreach@copegalway.ie
091 565985

 
6. Croi Na Gaillimhe View More Details on Croi Na Gaillimhe Email Croi Na Gaillimhe
Address: Contact Details:
Croí na Gaillimhe, Resource Centre
Maureen O'Connell House
1 Mill Street
Galway
Telephone: 091-895203
Email: lorettaneedham@gmail.com
Email: abellsvp@gmail.com
Email: jkehelleysvp@gmail.com

Croí na Gaillimhe is actively involved in the provision of a range of services to isolated people in Galway City and County. Croí na Gaillimhe works with people affected by poverty, isolation and social exclusion, including older people, intergenerational groups, disadvantaged parents and people parenting alone, migrants, adults with a range of educational needs and socially isolated men.  Since its inception Croí na Gaillimhe sought to fill a gap in existing provision for people experiencing social isolation and to complement and coordinate with existing services in Galway.

CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS BASED IN THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Croí na Gaillimhe Parent’s Network

Crói na Gaillime Men’s Group

Croí na Gaillimhe Lunch and Social Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Knitting Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Creative Writing Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Intergenerational Programme

Croí an Gaillimhe and Third Age – Conversational English Programme

HSE – Teenage Parents Group

COURSES ON OFFER

Money Advice and Budgeting Courses

Computer Training

SERVICES

Meeting Rooms available for rent on an Hourly basis

Rooms set and furnished to your requirements including the use of:

Multi-Media Projector, Overhead Projector, Flipchart Stand, Whiteboard, Internet Access and Tea and Coffees by Arrangement.

Computer Suite

Suitable for delivery of Classes and Courses with 10 Networked Computers Broadband Internet Access and Printing Facilities.

Suitable for:

Local Community and Voluntary Groups, Statutory Agencies, Non-Profit and Charitable organisations, Educational Courses and Classes.

Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. All fees charged are applied to the operating costs of the Centre.  All groups must comply with the Centre’s policies and procedures.

Insurance Requirements

Leaseholders must hold a current insurance policy and provide a letter from their insurance company or broker which specifically indemnifies Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre.

Regular meeting room users are advised to hold an insurance policy suitable for their requirements.

Advance bookings are required.

 

 
7. Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre View More Details on Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre Visit the Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre  Website Email Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Croí na Gaillimhe

Maureen O'Connell House 

1  Mill Street 

Galway 

Contact: Loretta Needham
Telephone: 091-895203
Email: info@croinagillimhe.ie
Website: www.croinagaillimhe.ie

Croí na Gaillimhe, Resource Centre
Maureen O'Connell House
1 Mill Street
Galway
Telephone: 091-895203
Email: lorettaneedham@gmail.com
Email: abellsvp@gmail.com
Email: jkehelleysvp@gmail.com
Croí na Gaillimhe is actively involved in the provision of a range of services to isolated people in Galway City and County. Croí na Gaillimhe works with people affected by poverty, isolation and social exclusion, including older people, intergenerational groups, disadvantaged parents and people parenting alone, migrants, adults with a range of educational needs and socially isolated men.  Since its inception Croí na Gaillimhe sought to fill a gap in existing provision for people experiencing social isolation and to complement and coordinate with existing services in Galway.

CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS BASED IN THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Croi na Gaillimhe Asylum Support Clinic -Support for  asylum seekers in interview /appeal for subsudary and refugee status   (By appointment only contact our office 091-895203)

Croí na Gaillimhe Intergenerational Project  - Young Hearts 

Croí na Gaillimhe The Bridge Project  - Support for asylum seekers who have recieved their status to find accomadation (By appointment only)

Croí na Gaillimhe Lunch and Social Club

Croí na Gaillimhe - Adapted exercise for the older person  - Siel Bleu

Croí na Gaillimhe Knitting Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Creative Writing Club

Croí na Gaillimhe One World Voice Choir 

Croí an Gaillimhe and Third Age – Conversational English Programme

NALA Blended Learing  - Online English Language Class

HSE – Teenage Parents Group

GROW  - Mental Health & Anxiety Support Programme 

COURSES ON OFFER

Money Advice and Budgeting Courses

Computer Training

Art Class 

OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

Croí na Gaillimhe Homework Club based in the Eglinton Direct Provision Hostel

Ladies Basketball  - The OWLS are a ladies basketball team amde up of women in direct provision and women in local community. 

SERVICES

Meeting Rooms available for rent on an Hourly basis

Rooms set and furnished to your requirements including the use of:

Multi-Media Projector, Overhead Projector, Flipchart Stand, Whiteboard, Internet Access and Tea and Coffees by Arrangement.

Suitable for:

Local Community and Voluntary Groups, Statutory Agencies, Non-Profit and Charitable organisations, Educational Courses and Classes.

Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. All fees charged are applied to the operating costs of the Centre.  All groups must comply with the Centre’s policies and procedures.

Insurance Requirements

Leaseholders must hold a current insurance policy and provide a letter from their insurance company or broker which specifically indemnifies Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre.

Regular meeting room users are advised to hold an insurance policy suitable for their requirements.

Advance bookings are required.

People to Contact

Loretta Needham
lorettaneedham@gmail.com
091 895203

Aisling Bell
abellsvp@gmail.com
091 895203

 
8. Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation View More Details on Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Visit the Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Website Email Croí- The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
Address: Contact Details:
Croí House,
Moyola Lane,
Newcastle,
Galway
http://www.croi.ie
Telephone: 091 544310
Email: info@croi.ie
Website: www.croi.ie

A range of specialised Cardiac Health and lifestyle Programmes are now available in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre.

  • Heart Smart
  • Cardiac Fitness Assessment
  • 6 Week Back to Fitness' Programme
  • Specialist Cardiac Dietetic Consultation
  • Weight  Management
  • Yoga
  • Specialised Physiotherapy and Exercise Prescription
  • Croi Health Wise Programme
  • Low Functioning Exercise Class
  • Walking Football

 
9. Domestic Violence Response View More Details on Domestic Violence Response Visit the Domestic Violence Response Website Email Domestic Violence Response
Address: Contact Details:
The Courtyard,
Main Street
Oughterard,
Co. Galway
Contact: Co-ordinator
Telephone: Telephone: 091 866740
Email: Email: dvr@indigo.ie
Website: www.domesticviolenceresponse.c...

Domestic Violence Response is a rural based project responding to the issue of domestic violence primarily in West Galway. 
http://www.domesticviolenceresponse.com/

Our aim is to identify and respond to the needs of women and children in Co. Galway who are subjected to violence and abuse in the home; and to develop long-term responses that work towards the elimination of domestic violence.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is any form of physical, sexual or emotional violence which puts safety or welfare of a family member at risk.


What happens when you contact the service:

  • We provide a free and confidential service to give you an opportunity to explore problems you may be having in your relationship.
  • We will arrange a once off assessment visit with you at a place that is safe and accessible for you.
  • We will offer you further follow up appointments, court accompaniment and referrals to other agencies as needed.
  • We will accompany you to relevant agencies as needed.
  • We also provide telephone support.
  • We also provide education and awareness.


Impact of living with domestic violence includes:
 

  • Feeling afraid.
  • Believing the abuse is your fault.
  • Doubting yourself and your judgement.
  • Feeling guilty and ashamed.
  • Physical injuries.

Contact us at 091 866740 to find out the support and protection available to you.

People to Contact

Co-ordinator

 
10. Family Carers Ireland View More Details on Family Carers Ireland Visit the Family Carers Ireland Website Email Family Carers Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Barrack Street,
Loughrea
Co Galway
091 880418

The Glebe
Tuam
Co Galway
093 70022

MOSAIC Centre
The Harlequin Plaza
Garvey Way
Castlebar
Co Mayo
086 3775702

Castle Street
Roscommon Town
Co. Roscommon
090 6627698
086 8099494
Contact: Ann Gardiner
Telephone: (091) 880418
Email: info@familycarers.ie
Website: www.familycarers.ie/

Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (number CHY 10962) and a company limited by guarantee, emerging from the coming together of two long standing charities of over 25 years – The Carers Association and Caring for Carers in 2016. The merger brings the best of both charities together whilst broadening the range of services and supports to family carers and giving one national voice to represent fairness for carers. 

See our website for all the services that Family Carers Ireland has to offer.

Carer Groups

Family Carers Ireland runs carer groups all over the country. These groups meet regularly, usually once a month. The carers that attend set the agenda. Carers often use the time to share coping strategies and local information in addition to offering emotional support. Guest speakers such as Public Health Nurses, HSE and Social Welfare experts are invited to meetings to address carers on issues of interest to them. Groups provide a valuable opportunity to meet others with similar caring experiences. Indeed this is how many enduring friendships began.

Groups are also integral to the operation of Family Carers Ireland. We operate on the basis of group membership because it believes that local networks best promote inclusion and support at local, regional and national levels. Groups play a vital role in promoting recognition of the identity, contribution and needs of family carers, in articulating existing and emerging need and in representing family carers’ issues both to policymakers and to the general community. The organisation recognises three categories of group as eligible for membership in this capacity: local groups, regional forums and virtual groups.

Five or more members coming together with the same goals and meeting on a regular basis may form a group affiliated with Family Carers Ireland. Members of FCI groups will be united by a common bond, which could simply be a shared geographical area, or caring for family members with a condition in common, e.g. parents of children with Autism / ADHD.

There are three different fee options in relation to membership:

An annual subscription fee of €10, (€8 for group members) enables you to become a full member of FCI and add your voice to that of other family carers.
In addition, full members can, on payment of an annual €10 supplementary fee, avail of a discount card which entitles you to our negotiated exclusive deals.
Some groups may opt to become Associate Members of Family Carers Ireland, for €250 per group per annum.
Your membership fee helps to fund a range of services to carers and their families.

Carer groups allow carers to:

  • share their experiences, feelings, ideas, concerns, information and problems
  • access information on their rights and entitlements
  • act together to highlight carers issues with decision makers
  • have a sense of connection with other family carers in similar circumstances
  • have a break from the caring situation
  • relax, socialise and learn from other carers
  • cope from day to day

People to Contact

Ann Gardiner
agardiner@familycarers.ie
(086) 0271454

 
11. Friends Ireland View More Details on Friends Ireland Visit the Friends Ireland  Website Email Friends Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Friends Ireland
High. St. 
Tuam
Co. Galway
Contact: Norah
Telephone: Norah 085-7043142
Marie 087-7619671
Email: friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
Website: www.friendsireland.ie

Friends Ireland is a charity aimed at developing friendship in all adults through free classes and meet ups in many areas throughout county Galway with a full time centre in Tuam. 
Classes include Basic computers, laptop and smartphone classes, Introduction to Mindfulness, Embroidery, Felt Needle, Knitting, Embroidery, Healthy Eating and many more. Get in touch now to see how we can help you.

We are also continuously  seeking volutneers to help out in our centre in Tuam with the charity shop or volunteering time to share your expertise in the classroom. 

There are many ways to get involved with your community and many different areas to suit everybody.

Look after yourself, look after your mental health. Get involved with your community now!

Call Norah on 085-7043142 or email friendsgalway2013@gmail.com or Facebook on our page Friends Galway

www.friendsireland.ie

People to Contact

Norah
friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
085-7043142

Marie
friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
087-7619671

 
12. Galway Autism Partnership View More Details on Galway Autism Partnership Visit the Galway Autism Partnership Website Email Galway Autism Partnership
Address: Contact Details:
Galway Autism Partnership
Tigh Ronan
36 Laurel Park
Newcastle
Galway city
Contact: Louise Sheehy
Telephone: (091) 588 899
Email: info@galwayautismpartnership.com
Website: www.galwayautismpartnership.co...

Galway Autism Partnership GAP is a registered charity for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Galway city and County.

Mission
Galway Autism Partnership was formed to support, assist and identify requirements of families living and support a person with autism.  Our current aim is not to re-create a system but identify the 'gap'.

Origin
GAP was formed in 2011 by parents struggling with the lack of information and support while raising children with autism IN THE WEST, through a facebook page.  Our patron is President Michael D. Higgins.  We are currently based at Tigh Ronain, Laurel Park Newcastle from 9.30-1.30pm four days a week, provide telephone support seven days a week and facilitate a facebook page and website.  We have one part time office manager.

Membership
Our current membership is just peaking at over 400 families.  Our families are based in Galway City and County, however we do have families from surrounding counties in the region who liaise with us and we have established fantastic links with other autism groups in the country.  An average of 3 families join GAP a week.

What does GAP do?
As stated above we aim to bridge the gap in current support systems for families living with the challenges of autism.  We liaise with our members on an ongoing basis and take our direction from them.  Based on that we have established -

1. A junior youth group - in conjunction with foroige this group facilitates children with autism aged between 11-14 years with the aim of easing the transitions to teenage years and secondary school.  This has been identified by parents as a hugely problematic area with some serious consequences for these kids.  This group facilitates 12 children and has been established since September 2012.

2. A senior youth group - this group again delivered in conjunction with Foroige continues to support individuals aged 15-18 years with mainstream challenges and liviing with autism.  Our facilitators encourage the group to work on social interaction with an aim to problem solving and being able to advocate for themselves.  This group facilitates 12 individuals.

3. 3 afterschool groups - we currently provide three afterschool groups for children aged 4-7 years in Tuam, Knocknacarra and Doughiska.  The groups are facilitated by primary schools presently.  The groups provide a fun environment for children with autism to work on social skills through play and necessary respite support for parents/caregivers on that given afternoon.

4. 1 Saturday kids club - we are launching our first Saturday kids club next week for children with autism and complex sensory needs.  The children in this group have a complex level of autism and do not partake in mainstream activities.  The group will be based at Tigh Ronain with an emphasis on outings in the community.  The group provides essential respite support to these families to concentrate on other family requirements of siblings.  It would be our vision to have a 2nd Saturday kids group in 2014 as demand for weekend activities is evident.

5. Summer camps - In 2013 GAP undertook their first summer camps for children with autism TO INCLUDE their siblings.  When schools close for Summer the majority of families with children with autism struggle.  We identified this and facilitated 40 children over 4 weeks in August.  We offered a range of activities from swimming, yoga, music therapy, circus skills, computers, cooking and outings in the community.

6. Social Care Respite Program - In March 2013 GAP did a pilot study with students of the Social Care Degree program at NUI Galway.  These students are required to avail of 200hours practical placement during each academic year.  GAP identified this opportunity and through talks and alot of work we will have 30 families availing of student placement to assist their families one day a week for 3 hours.  This service will provide an essential support system for families.

7. Assisted support - GAP has launched a major recruitment, interview and assessment campaign for volunteers in 2013.  Galway is academically rich due to our 2 fantastic third level institutions and we identified the need for the students studying relevant childcare/education courses for practical experience.  Based on this recruitment GAP has a wonderful network of volunteers to assist all of our programs and also assist any child with autism on a 1:1 capacity should they wish to participate at a mainstream activity i.e. Art classes at Galway Arts Centre.

8. GAP holds monthly support meetings at our base in Tigh Ronain and quarterly family days out in a variety of locations i.e. Loughwell farm, Kilcornan walled garden and Busy Bees.

Based on the above information alone 80 families in Galway City and County will be availing of direct practical support and a service this September.

Partnership Models
At GAP we are totally aware of our limitations on services we can provide.  However to maximise our service provision we buit valued partnerships in the community.  Some of those partnerships include
School awareness packs - In March 2013 GAP produced a school awareness pack for 50 primary schools in Galway city and county.  This information pack and 10 minute CD presentation was very well received with schools from all over Ireland requesting copies of same.
Brothers of charity services and use of their facilities at Kilcornan, Clarinbridge
Forogie - use of their facilities at Foster Street Galway for Youth groups
Health and Leisure clubs - facilitated swim sessions for members at Salthill hotel & Maldron hotel Galway.
City Taxis- this taxi company kindly facilitated our summer camps this summer.
Rosedale school - Through a very generous offer of practical support from Celestrica Galway, GAP identified the need for support for Rosedale school and its children.  Rosedale school facilitates 68 children with severe to profound intellectual disability and severe autism.  The condition of this school is an absolute disgrace in modern society and GAP has endeavoured to to built on community spirit and generosity to engage with these wonderful schools and facilities who work tirelessly with autistic children.  Through much work and meetings Celestica has committed financial support and personnel to improving this school.

Achievements
GAP was recognised for their contribution to the community and its valuable resource to its members with an invite to speak at the World Autism Conference at NUI in April 2013.  Many worldwide professionals attended and presented at this event.  We continue to liaise with ICAN (Irish Centre for Autism and Neurological Disorders) at NUI Galway on projects, including managing challenging behaviour and oral hygiene.
We also won the Volunteer Organisation Section of the 2013 national Better Together Awards and were recogised by Galway City Council in 2013 for our contribution to social inclusion

Short Term goals
GAP has began the process of identifying the individuals with severe to profound intellectual and autism who are now 18 and have left the education system.  This group have profound needs and to date are being returned home to their families with no structured placements for many and no respite system in place for families.  GAP are working on identifying the current plans in place and bridging these gaps.
GAP will be producing 50 more school awareness packs November 2013
A strategic plan to engage more multinational companies in Galway to pursue practical projects for much neglected special needs facilitates in Galway city and county
A planned conference to liaise with all teachers of children with autism in Galway to also include social workers and early intervention teams, Iin November 2013.
Planned week long event to celebrate World Autism Week to encompass World Autism Day April 2nd 2014 and our very successful Light It Up Blue Campaign, see Galway Cathedral Light It Up Blue 2013.

Long Term goals
A sustained service delivery model with core government funding.
A GAP transport system!!
A permanent well functioning base!!

People to Contact

Louise Sheehy
info@galwayautismpartnership.com
0831222302

 
13. Galway Citizens Information Service View More Details on Galway Citizens Information Service Visit the Galway Citizens Information Service Website Email Galway Citizens Information Service
Address: Contact Details:
Augustine House
St. Augustine Street
Galway
Telephone: 0761 07 7600
Email: galway@citinfo.ie
Website: www.galwaycic.ie

Provides free, confidential and impartial information on subjects such as employment, social welfare, health services, consumer rights etc.  We also provide legal clinics in relation to Employment, Immigration, Family Law and General Legal Services, together with Financial and CAVA services. Can also assist with completing forms .

 
14. Galway Rural Development View More Details on Galway Rural Development Visit the Galway Rural Development Website Email Galway Rural Development
Address: Contact Details:
Galway Rural Development Co. Ltd.
Mellows Campus,
Athenry
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 844335
Email: grd@grd.ie
Website: www.grd.ie

GRD administers the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP), and the Rural Development Programme (RDP). GRD also administers the Rural Social Scheme, the North East Galway Rural Transport Programme, Homestart and sponsors a Community Employment Scheme providing maintenance work for local communities and clerical and administrative support

GRD recognises that funding alone will not result in sustainable development, GRD therefore has two roles. a) Developmental support - over the course of the above programmes GRD works to ensure that communities and individuals in the rural areas of County Galway are provided with relevant information, enabled to identify their own local needs and act on these. Through our staff, GRD offers support and guidance to local communities and individuals. This is facilitated through promotion campaigns, public meetings, workshops and seminars. b) Grant aid for specific projects – while the work within GRD is carried out synonymously across both the Social Inclusion Programme and the Rural Development Programme, there are separate guidelines for each.

Eligibility for grant aid varies according to each programme and measures therein. This is outlined in the relevant sections on the different programmes. The company operates across its programmes under three teams.

    Community Development
    Enterprise/Services to the Unemployed
    Education/Training and Youth

 
15. Glenamaddy Community Care Ltd View More Details on Glenamaddy Community Care Ltd
Address: Contact Details:
c/o Creggs Road,
Glenamaddy
Contact: Ms. Nuala Geraghty (Treasurer)
Telephone: 094 – 96 – 59269

People to Contact

Ms. Nuala Geraghty (Treasurer)

 
16. HSE Community Development View More Details on HSE Community Development
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548331

Supporting Voluntary and Community Groups especially groups supporting the needs of Older People.

 
17. HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service View More Details on HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548335

Provides information and support to individuals and groups on healthy eating and weight management.

 
18. I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) View More Details on I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) Email I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links)
Address: Contact Details:
Neale Park,
The Neale, 
C.Mayo 
Contact: valerie farragher
Telephone: 0949545623
0874192469
0873567300
Email: valfarragher@ymail.com
Email: maryhomedetox@ymail.com
Email: homedetox@mail.com

I.D.E.A.L is a brand new service.  To date it is the only one of its kind available in Ireland and is now providing home-based alcohol detoxification services for people who are dependent on alcohol and wish to stop drinking.
We provide "at home" care and support for the whole family in the family home.
Our program works by having a visiting health care worker, recovery mentor and family facilitor who comes to the family home until detoxification treatment is completed and recovery is well under way.
Our program lasts for a total of 7 weeks from start to finish.  Alcohol detoxification medication is prescribed for comfort and safety 
Home treatment is proven to be more cost effective than residential and this can be another huge benefit to financially restricted families.
it is not always necessary to be admitted to hospital or rehab for alcohol detoxification.


Home alcohol detoxification is suitable for

  • Self employed
  •  Lone parents
  •  Those in the public eye
  •  Low income families
  •  Those who do not wish to be separated from family for treatment
  •  Farming families
  • Those who need ultimate privacy
consultations are free of charge and we also have payment plan options 

People to Contact

valerie farragher
valfarragher@ymail.com
0949545623

Mary coyne
maryhomedetox@ymail.com
0874192469

 
19. IASE View More Details on IASE Visit the IASE Website Email IASE
Address: Contact Details:

No 3 Broadhaven House
Lower Barrack Street
Belmullet
Co Mayo

 

Contact: Sarah Togher
Telephone: 00 353 97 82894
00 353 97 82895
Email: info@iase.ie
Email: admin@iase.ie
Email: media@iase.ie
Website: www.iase.ie

IASE (Irish Association of Supported Employment) is a national voluntary organisation which was established in February 1994 with the aim of promoting and developing supported employment throughout Ireland.  IASE is the representative voice of almost 800 members in Ireland who in turn work with over 5,000 people with disabilities who are receiving supports through a range of supported employment initiatives.  The organisation is currently funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government under the white paper for voluntary services.

IASE is a nationwide service.

 

People to Contact

Sarah Togher
sarah@iase.ie
097 82894

 
20. Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) View More Details on Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) Visit the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) Website
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 4 Galway Retail Park
Headford Road
Galway 
Telephone: 091 532422
Website: www.ispcc.ie

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity.  The ISPCC has a long, proud history of service delivery and advocacy on behalf of children.

Our Vision:

To see an Ireland where all children are heard and valued.

Our Work:
The ISPCC is the only organisation in Ireland providing unique 24 hour support services for children and young people through our Childline service. Childline receives the majority of its 2,300 calls and messages per day after 6pm each evening, when most other support services are closed. Childline receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of donors and volunteers to help run this vital, unique service.

ISPCC support workers and volunteer mentors also work with over 1,500 individual children and families nationwide each year through our suite of ISPCC support services  Our support workers encounter many issues such as emotional and behavioural problems, anxiety, grief, risk of drug and alcohol abuse and early school leaving.

The ISPCC is a child centred organisation providing a range of independent and unique services which are preventative and empowering in nature.

Our Targets:

    Inclusion – to include children in society
    Support – giving children the support they need to work through emotional problems
    Protection - preventing cruelty to children
    Consultation & Participation - seeing children as equals and letting them have a say
    Citizenship - valuing children’s rights as citizens


Our Funding:
The ISPCC receives less that 10% of funding from the Government and so has to fundraise 90% of its annual income; relying on the generosity of the general public, companies and schools. In 2011, we need to raise over €4.5 million to maintain our services and continue to be there, 24 hours a day, for children and young people in Ireland.

Our Services:
ChildFocus & TeenFocus: Therapeutic interventions for children and young people who are experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Youth Mentoring: A mentor volunteer is matched with a young person to support them.

Childline / Childline Online / TeenTxt: A FREE service for children and young people to access to talk about what's going on for them and what they would like to see happen.

Missing children’s Hotline for support regarding a missing child 116 000 (24 hour service)

 
21. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE View More Details on JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Email JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Address: Contact Details:
Quinns,
Rustic Vaults,
Vicar Street,
Tuam
Email: juniorchambertuam@gmail.com

Junior Chamber is an international voluntary organization for people in their 20’s & 30’s.  The main focus is on personal & community development through social, training & community related projects.
Junior Chamber Tuam gives you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, participate in a variety of fun activities & organize projects & events which benefit the community.

(Meetings on first Tuesday of every month @ 8pm)

 
22. Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre View More Details on Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre Visit the Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre Website Email Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Bride Street,

Loughrea,

Co. galway.

Contact: Áine Deely, co-ordinator
Telephone: (091) 871149
(086) 3449950
Email: info@loughreafamilyresourcecentre.ie
Email: coordinator@loughreafamilyresourcecentre.ie
Website: www.loughreafamilyresourcecent...

http://www.loughreafamilyresourcecentre.ie/

The vision of Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre is to make people's lives better; we make every effort to do this through the provision of a range of supports and services that respond to the needs of our community.

Our Resource Centre is open to all members of the public and our work encourages and supports participation by and for all. More specifically we....

  • treat people with respect
  • maintain a focus on equality and advocacy
  • be an open, friendly and welcoming space for all members of the community
  • be respectful, non-judgemental and inclusive of all people
  • ensure that our work is conducted in a safe, professional and confidential manner
  • be an accessibile, independent, informative and creative organisation
  • adopt a flexibile and positive approach to our work
  • value partnership

We offera wide range of supports and services which include:

  • a range of counselling services,
  • the RAINBOWS peer support programme for children affected by separation,
  • information and outreach services from a range of organisations including Citizen's Informatiom, COPE Waterside House domestic violence support, welfare rights and information, Tusla Family Support,
  • supports and services for the over 55s, including IT support and training,
  • activity and support groups including Supermummies group, Women's Circle, Knitting and Crochet group,
  • career mentoring and support service
  • meeting rooms, public computer access, community library, photocopying

 

People to Contact

Áine Deely, co-ordinator
coordinator@loughreafamilyresourcecentre.ie
(091) 871149

Liz Moroney/Barbara Gray, administrator
info@loughreafamilyresourcecentre.ie
(091) 871149 (086) 3449950

 
23. St. Vincent De Paul Tuam View More Details on St. Vincent De Paul Tuam
Address: Contact Details:
Bishop Street,
Tuam,
Co. Galway
Telephone: 093 - 25222

Voluntary organization to help families in need in the community.

 
24. The Wheel View More Details on The Wheel Visit the The Wheel Website Email The Wheel
Address: Contact Details:

Irish Social Finance Centre
10 Grattan Crescent
Inchicore
Dublin 8

Telephone: (01) 454 8727
Email: info@wheel.ie
Website: www.wheel.ie/

The Wheel is a support and representative body connecting Community and Voluntary organisations across Ireland. Established with a mandate from over 200 organisations and individuals, The Wheel has evolved to become a resource centre and forum for the Community and Voluntary sector.

 
25. Volunteer Galway View More Details on Volunteer Galway Visit the Volunteer Galway Website Email Volunteer Galway
Address: Contact Details:
27 William Street West
Galway
Telephone: 091 581727
Email: info@volunteergalway.ie
Website: www.volunteergalway.ie

Galway Volunteer Centre provides information and advice to people interested in volunteering.
We advertise vacancies, and help people to find suitable roles. We also assist organisations in recruiting and managing volunteers and we also provide a Garda Vetting Service for organisations.

 
26. Westside Community Development Project View More Details on Westside Community Development Project Email Westside Community Development Project
Address: Contact Details:
Westside Community Resource Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 528325 or 087 9303468
Email: wcdp@eircom.net

Works to support and empower those experiencing social exclusion through a variety of community projects.

 
27. Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland View More Details on Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Visit the Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Website Email Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Work4You
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
Upper Chapel Street
Castlebar
Co., Mayo
Contact: Mairead Bradley
Telephone: 0949026630
012804164 ext 301
0876908231
Email: work4you@abiireland.ie
Email: mbradley@abiireland.ie
Website: www.abiireland.ie

Work4You is a vocational assessment service for people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI) and who want to return to work, training or education. Work4You also provides essential ABI information and education for employers, tutors and trainers who are supporting people affected by an ABI. ABI Ireland has three Work4You teams located in the Border, Midlands and West Region. Each team includes an Occupational Therapist and two Vocational Facilitators who will carry out one-to-one assessments as well as providing on-going vocational guidance and support. Every Work4You participant will be supported to develop a Personal Progression Plan (PPP) which will enable them to set, and achieve goals relating to education, training and employment. The west team covers the counties Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

A full Work4You assessment is carried out by an Occupational Therapist, highlighting each Work4You participants work skills, knowledge and experience. The Work4You team use Valpar assessment tools while also taking a holistic look at the participants’ life. Focusing on the individuals functional and work capacity, identifying transferrable skills.
Work4You will:
- Give the individual a chance to get involved in tasks which they may find more challenging, such as identify areas of work they find difficult or impossible to do
- Provide assistance in setting vocational goals; which include outlining potential work, training and education options
- Ensure that those with an ABI receive feedback, recommendations and strategies with which they can build on their vocational strength
- Develop a sustainable working environment for both the employee, employer, student, tutor and trainer. 

Work4You referrals can be made by the person with an ABI, a family member, or employer as well as healthcare and allied professionals. Work4You participants must meet the following criteria:
- Have sustained an ABI
- Live in counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan or Laois
- 16-65 years
- Receive a Department of Social Protection payment
- Be approved by the Department of Social Protection to participate in Work4You

ABI Ireland will coordinate an eligibility check on behalf of the Department of Social Protection. Once approval has been received the Work4You team will begin to work with the individual to ensure an effective Personal Progression Plan is put in place to help them return to work, training or education. In the event of someone not being eligible for this programme, the team will link them in with appropriate community support services.

Work4You is funded by the Department of Social Protection and the European Social Fund under the Disability Activation Project (DACT). The programme ‘Work4You’ is the first community based neuro-assessment service of its kind in Ireland.

The Work4You hub for the West and North-West Region is located at Upper Chapel Street, Castlebar. For more information about Work4You contact 094 9026 630 or see www.abiireland.ie 

People to Contact

Mairead Bradley
mbradley@abiireland.ie
0876908231

Zoe Barnett
zbarnett@abiireland.ie
0879846257

Rosaleen Gaffney
rgaffney@abiireland.ie
0879130391