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Family Support Agency. (2012) The Family & Community Services Resource Centre programme. SPEAK FRC report 2011. Dublin: Family Support Agency.

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The aim of the Family Resource Centre (FRC) programme is to combat disadvantage and improve the functioning of the family unit.

Highlights from work of FRCs in 2011:
 305 new community groups and initiatives were formed with the direct assistance of FRCs.
 1,400 additional groups were established with some support from their local FRC (including on accessing funding; organisational development; and policy issues)
 There are now 1,500 people involved in community savings schemes established with the assistance of FRCs.
 17, 870 people completed education courses.
 11,610 people completed training courses.
 7,722 completed self-development courses.
 157,405 people were assisted with advice / information; a further 65,675 people were referred onto other organisations / services.
 17,000 professional counselling sessions were delivered.


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