Family Support Service
The Family Visiting Service is designed to provide families with the individual support they require within their own home. Guided by the family’s needs we offer a listening ear, guidance, information, relevant links and contacts to enable families to realise their full potential.
Our Family Support staff are non-judgemental and they are committed to developing a strong and trusting relationship between themselves and parents. The Family Support Worker often provides the link between parents and services or activities based within the Sure Start catchment area. They are therefore able to connect parents to a wide range of services and activities to meet their particular needs and aspirations.
Every family with a baby born in the Sure Start catchment area will receive a number of regular visits from a Family Support Worker who will pop in small gifts and relevant information until the child has reached the age of two. During this period any family, if they wish, may avail of our regular monthly support service. These regular monthly support visits will continue as long as a parent wishes until the child reaches age four or if the family moves out of the Sure Start catchment area.