Community Development Services and Groups
Community Development Work supports participation, empowerment and collectivity in pursuit of equality, social justice and human rights.
Here at Croom Family Resource Centre we develop, facilitate and support services and groups in the community. Groups can include, special interest groups, social groups and support groups. Here at Croom FRC we provide a safe, non-judgemental space where people can come together, share experiences and offer support to one other.
Groups can offer emotional support, sharing of experiences and practical tips on how to cope with different situations, socialisation and collective action.
Services for Older People
Croom FRC works to support recreational activities for the senior members of our community. We are aware of the many challenges that face older people in rural communities such as isolation, poverty, and access to services. Therefore, we aim to prevent isolation, support older people with a variety of social activities and ensure they have easy access to information.
We also provide a monthly chiropody service which is funded by the HSE (Health Service Executive) Services for Older People. Please contact Sonia on 061-602878 for more information
Community Events and Trips
We run several coffee mornings and other events throughout the year. Our annual Community BBQ is held in June. Here we have a live band, a BBQ, games on the green and dancing. This event is always an enormous success with people of all ages attending and together celebrating the community of Croom.
Every year we run several trips and outings with the community. These have included Christmas shopping trips, summer outings and visits to other community groups. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community as many do not have access to transport.
We advocate for and support a variety of national campaigns throughout the year. Some of the ways we mark these events are by running awareness campaigns through social media, workshops, and coffee mornings with guest speakers. Examples of these campaigns are:
- Hello How Are You? A new campaign brought to us by Mental Health Ireland which encourages people to not just ask the question but to support people in knowing what to do next.
- 16 days violence against women. Women’s Aid National ’16 days of activism against gender-based domestic violence. The 16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national, and local level to make women and children safe from abuse.
- International Womens Day. This is a day to acknowledge the achievement of women in business, education, politics, and everyday life as heads of families, as activists in our communities, as volunteers providing vital services throughout the world.
Social Support & Links
Croom FRC promotes the benefit of social supports and links to the health and wellbeing of our community. If you are interested in getting involved in Croom FRC or in other local activities,
Our staff will meet with you and spend time talking to you about what activities interest you. We will explore your hobbies and options with you, discuss the benefits of participating in them, and will then assist and support you in attending these activities. community-based activities and supports might include exercise, art, volunteering and gardening.