Family Support Services

family-supportThese services are offered to families that are struggling to cope and in need of formal support.

  • Help with managing the family budget and debts
  • Helping the parents to keep the home clean
  • Organising a routine around children and their needs
  • Role modelling parenting skills
  • Bringing children to school
  • Homework help
  • Play therapy and role modelling same for parents
  • Accompanying parents and children to hospital appointment/Child Guidance
  • Helping parents cope with chronically ill children
  • Referrals are received from a variety of sources:
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Child Guidance Clinic
  • Children’s Hospital (Regarding chronically ill children)

Ballymun Home Support services works directly with primary care teams to provide a holistic service to clients. Primary Care Teams include:

  • General practitioners
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Social Workers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Mental Health Service