What’s on this week!

COMMUNITY NOTES COMMUNITY NOTES
Week Beginning 11th December 2017

Food cloud
Volunteers needed urgently.
Please contact Sharon Kennedy on 051-389418

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME

We are presently recruiting for a Community Café Assistant and Front Desk Receptionist/Administrator CE.
Contact Tilly Carroll on 051 389418 for Application Form.

EDUCATION AT SWWFRC, RAMSGRANGE
New evening courses starting in January 2018:
Early Childhood Level 5:
Health Care Support Level 5
Social Care Level 5
Business Level 5
Book-keeping Manual and Computerised
Accounts
Business Level 6:
Communications

Courses will run subject to minimum numbers confirmed. Phone Jan/Diane on 051-389418.

Getting Citizens Online at SWWFRC
Avail of 10 hours free training to enhance your digital skills by Getting Citizens Online. Next class commencing shortly. Please call reception at 051 389418 to secure a place.

St Louis Stitchers
Meet every Wednesday 11am -1pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC). New members very welcome. Reception: 051 389418.

Shelbourne Women's Group
Meets every Monday 10:30am -12:30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC). New members very welcome. Reception: 051 389418

Blokes with Cameras
Meet every Wednesday at 7pm in (SWWFRC) for more information please contact Reception on 051 389418.

Yoga
Every Monday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at SWWFRC. Classes are €10 drop in or 6 class cards for €50. Contact Finola on 087-3641540 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement
Next monthly meeting
January 2018. in St Louise Day care. start 2-15pm,
Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members welcome.

Cinema Wexford.
Trip to Omniplex Cinema, Wexford Wednesday 13th December to see Wonder. Cost 12 Euro, Bus leaves Ramsgrange at 12 noon Sharp, Pickups from Ramsgrange to Wexford. to book please call 389012, 087 0544976.

May Holiday 2018.
From MONDAY 14th May to FRIDAY 18th May.,
Staying in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Cost Per Person Sharing 335 Euro single Room Supplement 70 Euro for the 4 nights. Cost includes 4 nights Bed and Breakfast and evening meal. Day Trip each day. Transport to and from Arklow and Gratuities. Booking Fee of 100 Euro (Non-Refundable) required. Booking open to Non- Members from 1st February 2018. Enquires to 051 389012 or 087 0544076.Travel Insurance -Allainzie.IE Tel 01 4484848

Ramsgrange Community School
Gym/hall is available for hire. Very competitive rates. Contact Bridget on 051-389211 to book.

St. Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange
Assisted Home Living for the Elderly provide the following services: Meals on Wheels (daily delivery), Day Care Service, Home Baking Service, (Sweet & Savoury Orders can be catered for), Medical Service and Counselling services, including Bereavement Support, Chiropody and Hairdressing. Services by appointment. For more information ring the Centre on 051-389509.

CHRISTMAS BAKING AT ST LOUIS DAY CARE CENTRE
We are now taking orders for Christmas Baking -Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding, and Christmas Cakes - last date for orders is 12th of December – Phone 051-389509 or call to the Centre to order. We are also holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday the 9th of December 2017 between 9am to 1pm in the Day Care Centre

Bluebell Café
The Bluebell Café is open on the first Wednesday of every month, to older people, their families and carers who are coping with memory loss issues. We welcome you to come in, enjoy a cup of tea, chat and meet with others in similar situations. We offer you an opportunity to obtain information and to speak with health care professionals in your area.
ALL WELCOME at St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co Wexford Tel 051 389509

Local Link Wexford
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office on 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Slimming World
Saturday mornings at SWWFRC, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne on 086 3147332 for more details.

New Personal Training
Business in Ramsgrange / Campile area. Tailored exercise & nutrition programs to suit your goals. Classes of 6 people due to start from next Tuesday with the aim to increase Strength and Fitness over a number of weeks. Contact Gary on 087-2223450. Please see 'garywatersfitness' on Facebook for up-to-date information on the classes or if you have any further questions.

Hook Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
A Counselling and psychotherapy practice has been established in Duncannon .Working with clients who experience issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, addiction, from her base in Duncannon, Ann Cadogan can be contacted by phone or email.annpcadogan@gmail.com phone 089-7055256

Campile Hall
There is a weekly game of Bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm in aid of the ongoing development of the Hall, with prize money of €1,250 approx being paid out each night with a rolling in House Lotto and Snowball also being played each night. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

MEDITATION CLASSES at SWWFRC
Weekly Meditation classes with Reiki Therapist, Ann Considine of Tranquil Healing will take place at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, Ramsgrange commencing on 11th of October, 2017 on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 11am. The cost of each class will be €10. To book a place contact Ann at 085 7555844 or 051 389703. Facebook page: Tranquil Healing

Campile Hall Study Group
Campile Hall Parents Supervised study group is going well so far but we still have some places available if anyone else is interested in joining, this study group is the perfect opportunity to get homework or study done without any of the usual home distractions three evenings a week here in Campile Hall, It is open to anyone in 3rd, 5th or 6th years that might be interested in joining, study is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm at a cost of €20 per month to book in or to make inquiries contact Nicholas on 0879418661 or Campile hall on 0872183300

Irish Classes for parents.
Introduction to Irish for parents of primary school children. These classes are for beginners and are designed around the primary school curriculum with view to helping your child with Irish homework. These classes are starting on Wednesday 4th October for 10 weeks and the venue is South West Wexford FRC. These classes are delivered by a fully qualified tutor in a relaxed and learner friendly environment. For more information or to book your space contact Denise Murphy on 051 389418.

Rathnure Pantomime Society
Rathnure Pantomime Society presents their Christmas Panto "A Fairytale Wedding: And You're Invited! A show not to be missed!! Call the Box Office now on 0870687801 or 0876954112 to book your tickets now. The show runs from Dec 10th @ 6.30pm, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7.45pm, 17th @ 6pm, 18th @7.45pm, 27th & 28th @ 6pm, 29th @ 7.45pm.

Childminder available
Childminder available to mind child in her own home in Ramsgrange. Contact Ann 086-1687644



About Us

 HISTORY OF THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

 

  • South West Wexford Community Development Group (SWWCDG) trading as SWWFRC was established in 1989 by members of the local community, who recognised the need to tackle the problems of unemployment, exclusion and disadvantage in the South West Wexford (‘Hook’) area.

 

 

  • SWWFRC  is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status managed by a voluntary management committee of Directors who are supported by a full and part time staff complement of over 35  full, part time and contract staff along with 5 TUS participants in 2016.

 

  • Since 1996 SWWCDG is based in The Ramsgrange Centre Ramsgrange which is owned and managed by The Ramsgrange Trust. The Ramsgrange Trust is a partnership of members of the board of South West Wexford Community Development project (SWWCDP) and members of the board of South Inner City Community Development Association (SICCDA) based at The Liberties in Dublin.

 

  • The catchment area for project activities is in the seven parishes of Ramsgrange, Duncannon, Tintern, Horeswood, Clongeen, Carrig-on-Bannow, Templetown. These seven parishes roughly fall within the following District Electoral Divisions; Rathroe, Templetown, Tintern, Ballyhack, Fethard, Killesk, Dunmain, Clongeen, and Bannow.

 

  • Funded Programmes at SWWFRC  in 2016/2017  include the following:
    • TUSLA Family Resource Centre Programme
    • TUSLA Glor Project
    • Early Childcare Care and Education Scheme ( ECCE)
    • Childcare Subvention Scheme (CSS)
    • Community Employment Scheme (CE)
    • TUS Programme

 

Currently we address the needs of local families and support them to access childcare facilities and supports, community based youth work, provision of facilities and services for young people, local community services, counselling, sign-posting for information and delivery of education and training services locally and affordably in their own community @ The Ramsgrange Centre. We involve local people in the decision making processes around these services and have done this through two and a half decades of relationship building, and tangible partnerships with the community and voluntary and statutory agencies at local, regional and national level.

We have always looked at these services from a family support perspective and we are cognisant of both the levels of need of rural families and the interagency approach necessary to meet these needs. We are also open to examining our work using other models of family support and moving towards them more explicitly to meet local needs.

Family support services to date at the Centre have been evolving in response to our changing rural community needs as well as reflection on our experience and analysis of our strengths and challenges. We are as a result moving towards delivery of more cost-effective service to our target groups that are challenging for some of our traditional service provision. Now working with TUSLA under the FRC Prgramme and the Glor project we are further already committed to collaborate in our approach to family support service provision using the Meitheal approach and are open to any and all staff training under the new programme in this regard.

Our work to date has yielded many positive results for local people with special focus on the needs of local unemployed people, one parent families, older people and rural youth. Over the course of the next three years we plan to continue and develop our work with families and aim to expand services with additional actions that will complement prioritised elements of our local family support strategy over the next three years.

We strongly believe in our ability to continue to harness and develop local support to address local issues. We want to continue to work to do this without losing the local autonomy to make local relevant decisions. Our participation in the FRC programme has shown us and our community that even centralised policies and programmes can accommodate to local situations to support them to retain the unique features that make their proven ways of working successful. Our knowledge in action through the hands on approach of local governance can now still remain accountable and transparent with the FRC supports. Enabling and supporting established community development is in line with best practice for community and economic development and the sustainability of a strong and vibrant community here in SWW.

It is essential that The Ramsgrange Centre remains a core resource for this community and maintains a core budget, management structure, monitoring system and adequate policy and practice in governance to stay accountable and transparent to the public for all programmatic funding and activities the company may leverage on behalf of the community. This way the Centre can continue to offer a basic safety net for rural families in these difficult times.

 

 

SWWFRC is compliant with the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland
Registered Charity Number : 10553
Company Number : 48807201
Telephone +353 (0) 51 389 418
Facsimilie +353 (0) 51 389 254
Email reception@swwfrc.ie
SOUTH WEST WEXFORD FAMILY RESOURE CENTRE
The Ramsgrange Centre, Ramsgrange
New Ross, Wexford
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