Raphoe Community Notes for the coming week have just been published.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre
The Family Resource Centre is often the first point of contact in your community when you need a little help, taking the first step is often the hardest but you will be greeted with a warm welcome, treated with respect and discretion.
Administrative service – Job information and finding employment Support
We provide computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists. Studying at home? We can help with a loan of a device to support your learning. Contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503.
Beginners DSLR Photography Course
Starting Tuesday 12th October in the Family Resource Centre from 7 – 9PM for 6 weeks.
Learn how to “Get off Auto Mode” with hands on Tuition, Practical Assignments, Online Help between classes & End of course Outdoor Workshop.
Students will receive step by step instructions on how to use Settings on your DSLR Camera to help achieve the perfect shot they have always dreamed of capturing.
Topics covered through practical’s & work assignments will be…
- Shutter Priority Mode
- Aperture Mode
- Program Mode
- Full Manual Mode
With the added bonus of learning Composition, Manipulating Perspective & shown how to explore multiple Viewpoints to help create their own unique photography style.
Students need to bring their own (or lend off) DSLR Camera to all classes.
This programme is part funded by Donegal ETB Community Education Programmes. Cost is €10
Starting Thursday 21st October 2021 from 4 – 6PM in the Family Resource Centre.
We are delighted to welcome new and existing members to our new Raphoe group. A safe place for LGBTI+ young people and their friends.
To book contact email@example.com /Pearl Johnston 0860776813
Join us from the comfort of your own home for Tai chi (Kung) lessons via zoom starting Monday 4th October at 10.30AM. To book your place contact Marie/Laura on 0873641503/0749145796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This programme is part funded by Donegal ETB Community Education Programmes. Cost is €10
30-Minute Online Course delivered by Innovation Recovery Project
Date 6th October at 7pm. Contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074)9145796 or 0873350658.
Good sleep doesn’t just mean lots of sleep it means the right kind of sleep.
At bedtime the mind has a tendency to get caught up in racing or worrying thoughts when we suddenly stop and be still.
This 30 minute online course explores the benefits of taking a mindful attitude towards sleep, teaching you how to anchor yourself by drawing your attention to your breath, focusing on being in the present moment.
This course will introduce a variety of simple techniques to help start calming and slowing down a busy mind and body enabling you to relax into bed so that the mind can gently slip into a peaceful sleep.
The course finishes with a relaxing guided body scan
Art Classes continuing with Donegal Artist Celine Mc Glynn every Thursday, still not too late to join in! Cost is 10 euro and payment can be made through paypal email@example.com. This class is part funded by Donegal Community ETB. Please give us a call on 0749145796 to book a place.
Free Mindful Meditation classes
Mindfulness is one strategy that can reduce the stress of everyday life. Practicing mindfulness means paying attention to what’s happening in the moment and accepting those experiences and feelings without judgment. Starting Tuesday 21st September at 10.30 via Zoom. This may change to face – face as we begin to reopen our service.
Are you a new parent or have a little one at home?
Would you like to meet other mums or dads?
Buggy walks begin on 6th October at 10.30am here at the FRC.
Open to all parents or carers with bumps or babies in prams, buggies, slings or little ones who like to hold your hand. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
As a parent or guardian, parenting is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do, however the Family Resource Centre recognises at times life throws up challenges and these can be overwhelming. Some examples of the support we can offer; making routines, establishing boundaries and dealing with challenging behaviours
The Family Resource Centre can help through listening ear, parenting programmes, one to one support, and a drop in clinic to offer support on issues that are affecting home life.
We also provide sign posting or referrals to other services. For any further information please call Laura our family support community development worker on 08733350658.
Raphoe Boxing club
Raphoe Boxing club has now re-opened after an 18 month lockdown due to Covid 19.
Club coaches Gary Mc Cullagh and Gerard Keaveney are on hand every Monday and Wednesday nights from 6PM – 7PM for junior boxers 8 – 11 years and for senior boxer’s classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 7PM – 8.30PM when all new and former members are most welcome to attend.
If you or your family need food, the FRC distributes food on a fortnightly basis for anyone that needs that extra bit of support.
Raphoe Walking Group
Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC. Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!
Seniors Alert Scheme
Raphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household.
The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch.
If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact us on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.
Helping Hands Scheme
Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs?
Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project were odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc.
Only outdoor work is permitted.
If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/0873641503.