The aim of the Family Resource Centre programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs involve people from marginalised groups and areas of disadvantage at all levels, including on their Voluntary Management Committees.
Key services provided by FRCs include:
The provision of family support, information and advice at local level.
Practical assistance to community groups (such as training, information, advice and use of shared facilities).
Education courses and training opportunities.
Childcare facilities for those attending courses provided by the programme.