Work Plan

2015 Work Plan

The work of Hospital Family Resource Centre for 2015 is broken up in to a series of eight inter-related outcomes. Each desired outcome has a series of objectives specifically designed to achieve each outcome. In turn each objective has agreed actions and responsibility for each action is assigned to a predetermined member of the team to ensure delivery.
The agreed outcomes and objectives for 2015 are as follows:

Outcome 1

Families and individuals have increased knowledge of and connection with community activities. Policy is changed for betterment of vulnerable groups.

  • 1.1 – Manage PR Sub-Group of staff and volunteers
  • 1.2 – PR Strategy for all staff and board of FRC
  • 1.3 – Produce a newsletter
  • 1.4 – Improve use of Social Media within the centre
  • 1.5 – New website for Hospital FRC
  • 1.6 – Utilise community radio, press releases, local media
  • 1.7  – Support the Community & Family Network
  • 1.8  – Develop Hospital FRC as Information Hub within the area
  • 1.9  – Annual PR Planner – Awareness Raising & Highlight FRC work through events.
  • 1.11 – Highlight FRC work and influence policy

Outcome 2

Older people are included in their community; enjoy more social activities and access services available to them.

  • 2.1 – Support 3 volunteer sub-groups to organise events for older people.
  • 2.2 – Volunteer networking events – older people volunteers to network with other Older People Groups to share activities, information and support.
  • 2.3 – Run monthly Get – togethers for older people in 3 locations throughout the area – Hospital, Kilteely and Galbally supporting up to 150 older people in total.
  • 2.4 – Support Open Days, provide information & raise awareness of the needs of older people.
  • 2.5 – Day trips and weekend away.
  • 2.6 – Provide transport to groups and raise awareness of transport issues.
  • 2.7 – Support new members to access Older People Supports in the community.
  • 2.8 – 10 year celebration of Hospital Get-togethers.
  • 2.9 – Distribution of Information Booklet on Services for Older People.

Outcome 3

People with disabilities are more included in a welcoming accessible community.

  • 3.1 – To Support the Step Forward Group and ensure peer support for people with disabilities and their carers.
  • 3.2 – Integrate people with disabilities into all work areas of Hospital FRC.
  • 3.3 – Support to new members and one to one support to all members.
  • 3.4 – Increase access to education.
  • 3.5 – Lobbying & increase awareness of disability issues in the community.
  • 3.6 – Network with other disability groups to improve support and increase communications between groups.
  • 3.7 – Disability Awareness Training.

Outcome 4

Better quality of life for parents and children and effective functioning of the family unit.

  • 4.1 Provide specialised support to parents and children by facilitating of 5 parent and toddler groups throughout the rural area.
  • 4.2 Organise networking, social and learning events for parents and children.
  • 4.3 Increase parental confidence and capacity of parents with young children.
  • 4.4 Provide parenting support and information.
  • 4.5 Ensure organisations work together supporting families and FRC work with parents.
  • 4.6 Strengthening families programme – programmed support to families of teenagers.
  • 4.7 Teen Team Building for Teens attending SFP.
  • 4.8 Provide Parenting Support to Parents of Teenagers.
  • 4.9 Link with FRCs & HSE in developing LAPs & Meitheal.
  • 4.10 Support development of SKiPS – Special Kids Parent Support Group.

Outcome 5

Vulnerable individuals and groups in the community are more confident, informed and less isolated with better access to services and activities.

  • 5.1 – Provide counselling services for adults, children, and families in need of support.
  • 5.2 – Provide support for children experiencing bereavement, loss and separation.
  • 5.3 – One to one information and support to those calling to the centre.
  • 5.4 – Support women experiencing isolation through the provision of Women’s Groups.
  • 5.5 – Support isolated men in the community through activities, education & support.
  • 5.6 – Support Carers Group to meet in FRC.
  • 5.7 – Support to those experiencing addiction.
  • 5.8 – One off events & publicity to target vulnerable groups & increase awareness of equality issues, e.g. mental health, violence against women, LGBT
  • 5.9 – Represent FRC groups on bodies affecting youth, training, local community & women. Local people are represented on relevant decision making bodies.

Outcome 6

Each child will reach their individual potential regarding their psychological, intellectual, social and physical wellbeing.

  • 6.1 Provide a safe, child centred environment for children.
  • 6.2 Inform parents of child and family supports available – through links to services within 6.2 the centre and to other appropriate external services.
  • 6.3 Provide fun and learning activities for children.
  • 6.4 Support children in education.
  • 6.5 Provide Support to special needs children.
  • 6.6 Support parents in their children’s schooling and development.
  • 6.7 Access funding for staff, services and provision.
  • 6.8 Support volunteers and members of the FRC Childcare Committee.
  • 6.9 Develop the outdoor play area.
  • 6.10 Provide support to students on placement from school or college.

Outcome 7

Adults are provided with life-long learning opportunities and pathways to return to or reenter education.

  • 7.1 – Development of the Education and Training network.
  • 7.2 – Variety of classes taking place in centre, and externally (outreach) Computers,
    Community Education, FETAC etc.
  • 7.3 – Improve equipment in centre to ensure excellent training environment.
  • 7.4 – Support to existing education classes.
  • 7.5 – Identifying and running one – off training where need exists e.g. social media/ first aid/reception skills.
  • 7.6 – Support people to further education, training & employment.
  • 7.7 – Hold Education Events – Information/ Celebration of learners.
  • 7.8 – Uphold good practise & link with national and regional events.

Outcome 8

Local community groups and individuals are resourced by a well managed FRC.

  • 8.1 Provide safe, secure & welcoming environment.
  • 8.2 Admin. service and support to learners & community.
  • 8.3 Training for board to enable them fulfil their duties.
  • 8.4 Support the management committee to fulfil their role in governing the FRC.
  • 8.5 Support volunteers.
  • 8.6 Support FRC staff.
  • 8.7 Monitor, review and evaluate the work.

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