Parent Support Programme

Parent-Support-Programmes

Lifelong Parenting Information and Support

What is Lifelong Parenting Information and Support?

Lifelong Parenting Information and Support covers, where possible, all issues relevant to parenting. This service is available to all parents of children of all ages.

How does it work?

  • It works by offering:
  • Group Peer Support
  • One-to-One Support
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Phone contact
  • Parenting facilitation
  • Parenting workshops
  • Information

This programme is funded by the Health Service Executive West in partnership with Limerick Social Service Centre

Community Mothers Programme – Limerick City & County

What is the Community Mothers Programme?

This is a home visiting service for parents with new babies/young children. A Community Mother is an experienced mother who is trained to visit parents in their homes and to encourage them to enjoy and participate more fully in their child’s life.

How does it work?

It works by offering:

  • One-to-One Support
  • Parenting Support
  • Parent and Baby/Toddler Groups
  • Information regarding:
    • child’s development
    • activities
    • services
    • supports
    • welfare rights and entitlements

How frequent will visits be?

The visits are usually monthly for the first year of the child’s life, or more often if requested.

This programme is currently funded by the Health Service Executive West in partnership with Limerick Social Service Council

Teen Parents Support Programme

What is the Teen Parents Support Programme?

It is a confidential support programme for young people who are pregnant or who are parents. Support is also available to the young person’s partner and members of their extended families.

How does it work?

It works by offering:

  • Group Peer Support
  • One-to-One Support
  • Parenting Support
  • Grind and childcare support

What information will it give?

  • Ante-Natal & Post-Natal Care
  • Health
  • Child development
  • Accommodation
  • Childcare
  • Welfare rights and entitlements
  • Your rights as a parent
  • Remaining/returning to school/college
  • Local Training Programmes
  • Support groups

The Teen Parents Support Programme Limerick is part of the National Teen Parents Support Programme.

This programme is funded by the Health Service Executive West, Dept. of Health and Children, Dept. of Education and Science in partnership with the Limerick Social Service Council.

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