Community, Information and Counselling Services
• Meals on Wheels
Mondays and Wednesdays
To provide nutritious and affordable meals to older members of the community.
This very successful service has been operating out of the Family Resource Centre since November 2006. It is currently delivering over 50 meals per week thanks to our group of hard-working dedicated volunteers, who do the cooking and deliver the meals. Contact Liz O’Hare (023 8856818) for more information.
• Social Centre
Thursdays, 10.30 - 16.00
To encourage positive and healthy ageing, as well as encouraging and supporting independent living for older people. The Social Centre offers social and recreational activities for older people every Thursday. The programme each week includes a meal, activities such as arts and crafts, physical activities and courses. Only €7,- per day. Contact Liz O’Hare (023 8856818) for more information
• Parent and Toddler Group
Tuesdays from 10.30 - 12.30
For play development, social outlet and for parents & cross cultural integration. €2.50 per family. Contact Anne Marie Collins (087 2208586) for details.
• Strollers Group
Mondays 10.00 - 12.00
Parents & Babies / young children meet Monday morning at the Dunmanway FRC for a gentle walk followed by coffee & chat. Participants are requested to contribute towards refreshments. Contact Diana Coughlan (087 9848263) for details.
• Outreach Services
DFRC strives to keep in touch with the outlying communities within a radius of approx 10 miles of Dunmanway. During the Autumn of 2011 a number of evening classes were arranged in places such as Kilmichael, Drimoleague, Coppeen, Castletown-Kinneigh, Derrinacahera & Ballineen/Enniskeane.
If you feel there is a need for a class/course in your community, contact Colum at 023-8856818, or email: email@example.com
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30
Employment Support, training and advice.
For further information contact the Employment Services Office, Warner Centre, Bantry, on 027 50464
• EmployAbility West Cork
Supported Employment Service for West Cork.
Contact Anna Moynihan for appointment (027) 53765)/ 086 8101795.
• Loinnir Bereavement Counselling
2nd Wednesday each month
Loinnir is a support group for families that have been bereaved by suicide. Facilitators are trained Counsellors. Contact Clare O’Reilly (086 3498220) for details
Low Cost Counselling
DFRC in conjunction with Kerry Counselling centre provide a low cost counseling service through a trainee counsellor. Appointments are available generally on weekday afternoons and can be booked through the Resource Centre
The initial appointment will last approximately one hour, and any follow-up appointments can then be arranged as required.
The counsellor client relationship can be used to facilitate personal growth, or to discuss any issue or event important to the individual. However issues such as Couples Counselling and the Counselling of minors cannot be dealt with as yet. Fees will be applied on a sliding scale to accommodate individual’s means.
If you are going through a difficult period in your life, have a specific issue you would like to discuss, or just think you might benefit from a chat; please call Tracey Holt at the Resource Centre on (023) 8856818 to make an appointment.
All discussions and records are treated as confidential in accordance with counselling and Psychotherapy rules.