Address: 4 Dooneen Park, Kilrush, Co. Clare, V15 HY06
Tel: 065 905 2817
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9-30am to 5pm
As a Clarecare office, we hold details of the entire Clarecare services county wide, and can refer a member of the public to the appropriate person or service.
The Kilrush office is used extensively by Clarecare staff. Meetings between clients and various professionals outside Clarecare are also facilitated in the Clarecare Kilrush Offices.
In common with the other Clarecare offices, we organise and facilitate the annual Church Gate collection. This includes recruiting and maintaining a panel of volunteer collectors from the area and the accounting and lodgement of funds collected.
Clarecare operates the Home Care Service in Co. Clare on behalf of the H.S.E. The service provides home care services to older people and families in stress.
The Home Care Coordinator for the West Clare Area is based in the Kilrush office.
Kathleen Donnellan Home Care Coordinator is available on Tel: 065 905 1441. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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There is a weekly free drop-in service for those concerned about their drug or alcohol use or someone else’s. No appointment necessary. Individuals attending will be met by a qualified and experienced professional. Their concerns will be listened to and treatment options explored. Information, advice, support, referral and family support provided. Counselling available as appropriate. This service is a joint initiative provided by the HSE Mid West, Ana Liffey Drug Project (ALDP), Bushypark Treatment Centre and the Community Substance Misuse Team (CSMT). Venue: Clarecare, No. 4 Dooneen Park, Toler St. Kilrush. Dates & Times: Thursdays 10am to 2pm
Clarecare’s work with children and families aims to improve children’s quality of life and to encourage participation in their own community. To achieve this aim, the Community Childcare Workers assist children and families who may be finding it hard to cope with certain difficulties in their lives. Community Childcare Workers meet children on an individual basis to help support them around issues that may be causing them difficulty either at home, in school or in the community.
Community Childcare Workers run groups/programmes throughout the year including; Parenting Programmes, the Youth Group and Transition from primary to secondary group. Other focus groups may also be developed based on identified needs. Clarecare Kilrush runs three summer camps each year, one of which is specifically for the youth group.
The services the Community Childcare Workers provide are confidential. We may refer to other services as required, following discussion with parents/carers.
There are two part-time Community Childcare Workers based in Kilrush. Cathy Mc Hugh (Mon-Thurs), Dawn Lambert (Wed-Fri) 9:30am-5:00pm. Any queries regarding this service can be directed to Cathy/Dawn in the Kilrush offices. Should it arise that nobody is available in the Kilrush Office, a message may be left. Alternatively, urgent queries may be directed to Clarecare Ennis on 065 682 8178.
The Incredible Years (IY) Project in Clare is an interagency initiative, founded in 2004.The project is made up of professionals from three key child and family services in Clare, these are: Clarecare, HSE West Clinical Psychology Services, and The National Educational Psychology Service (NEPS).
The Incredible Years Clare initiative aims to pool the skills and resources of the agencies involved in an innovative and cost effective manner to meet the needs of children and their families and is organised around a model of early intervention called the Incredible Years Parent, Teacher and Child Training Series, which was developed in the U.S by Dr. Carolyn Webster Stratton.
The Incredible Years Programmes aim to promote the emotional and social competence of young children and their families and also to prevent, treat and reduce behavioural and emotional problems among young children (0-12 years).
Collaboration between parents, schools and family services is at the centre of this initiative therefore, primary schools have become the natural focus for the delivery of the IY Programmes in the local community.
To date the Incredible Years Parent, Teacher and Child Training Programmes have been delivered to a number of schools in Co Clare: Scoil Chriost Ri Ennis, Scoil Na Mhaighdine Muire Newmarket On Fergus and Holy Family Junior School Ennis, Scoil Mhainichin Ennistymon and Ennis National School, Scoil Realt Na Mara Kilkee. Staff from Carrigaholt NS, Cooraclare NS and Kildysart NS School participated in IY Teacher Classroom Management training in Kilkee also.
The Kilrush office is the base for The Incredible Years Project. Any queries about the IY Programmes may be directed to Eve Brennan, IY Development Worker in the Kilrush Office, generally on Mondays and Tuesdays. Alternatively, queries may be directed to Clarecare Ennis 065 682 8178.