Week ending Friday 20th April 2012
Donegal Youth Service Community Employment Project
A vacancy for a Youth Support Worker (19.5 hours per week) has arisen in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Applicants must be eligible for FAS Community Employment (terms and conditions apply). For further details or an application form please contact Lee Stephenson on 074 9129630 or send CV (with PPSN) to Lee Stephenson, FAS Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny or call into the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th May 2012.
The Family Resource Centre would like to extend heartiest congratulations and well done to the 5th & 6th Class pupils of St. Eunan’s National School, Raphoe and Miss Mc Monagle for their magnificent achievement in winning 1st Prize in Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition. Congratulations to all involved!
Cooking On a Budget
The Cooking on a Budget course is now full and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your keen interest. The course is supported by the HSE National Lottery Block Allocation 2011.
The Family Resource Centre has been contacted by a number of people regarding the running of morning time tea dances as a social outlet. Therefore, the Centre would like to hear if there is sufficient interest for such a pursuit. We would also like to hear from anyone willing to help out, provide suitable live music or donate/loan CDs or records. If there is enough interest it is likely that the tea dances will start in early June and on a Thursday morning from 11am-1pm. For further information and to register your interest please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.
For each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796.
Safe TALK Training
The Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’.
For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796.
WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LIST
Raphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.
Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.
RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMES
Tuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm
5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pm
Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Cafe 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pm
Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Cafe Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pm
Registration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.
LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMS
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from
10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.
This course will from Monday 14th May – 1st June 2012 (10.30am – 1.30 daily.) in
Raphoe Family Resource Centre Ltd, William St., Raphoe
Contents: will include
C.V Preparation & Letter Writing
Interview Preparation & Techniques
Identify Your Individual Skills and Strengths
Confidence & Assertiveness Building
Targeting and Sourcing Jobs
Career & Progression Planning
Explore Training Opportunities
Basic Computer Skills & Use of the Internet
Develop Effective Communication Skills and Progression Paths
Talks from Support Agencies – Regional Employment Service, Donegal Local Development Co Ltd SYOB and the Dept Social Protection,
Telephone 07198 58959 for more details or to book a place.
Training is voluntary, FREE and totally confidential.
An allowance of €20 per week is given for out of pocket expenses
Social Welfare Payments will NOT be affected.
Job Club is an initiative of Donegal Local Development Co. Ltd and the Dept of Social Protection
ANNUAL IRISH NIGHT.
The Annual Irish Night will take place in Carnone Hall on Friday 27th April from 9.00 p.m. – 12.00 midnight. Music by Mc Elhinney’s Band, proceeds in aid of St. Josephs Hospital comfort fund. Admission €8.00. Everyone Welcome.
RAPHOE BOXING CLUB
On Friday night last Raphoe schoolboy boxer Ulster Champion Christy Stokes was in action at the National Stadium Dublin and Christy turned in a great display of guts and courage only to lose out to Irish champion Kieran Molloy of Oughterard Co. Galway.
The Club are staging a fundraising draw at the moment and tickets are on sale for a Manchester United Jersey that is autographed by all the first team players and tickets are keenly priced at €5.00 each and can be had from any club member.
Anyone wishing to purchase a D.V.D. of the recent boxing tournament in the Cathedral Hall can do so by contacting Simon Barr or any member of the boxing club. The D.V.D. is keenly priced at €10.00 with all proceeds going to the local club.
SELF MANAGEMENT COURSE
The HSE is providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries are welcome.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.