BCFRC to reopen to the public in September 2021
BCFRC is complying with public health guidelines. We hope to open the centre fully to the public in September 2021. In line with public health guidelines the centre has installed screens, floor markings and sanitising stations to make the centre safe for staff and users. The centre will operate in accordance with the most up to date public health advice and asks users to observe social distancing, maintain proper hand hygiene and follow advice regarding the use of face coverings.
Drink Tea for MND Fundraiser
On June 21st BCFRC held a virtual fundraiser to mark Global Awareness Day Motor Neuron Disease. The on line meet up raised €679. The centre's manager Valerie O'Carroll was diagnosed with MND in 2019. You can read about her experience of diagnosis and living with the disease in the articles below. If you would like to dondate to MND please follow this link. Donate to MND
School's Out Summer Camp - FULL
The very popular School's Out Summer Camp was booked out in record time. All camp was filled within an hour of the on line booking page going live.
This years theme is ..... Summer. The Community Development Worker and the team at BCFRC have created a high quality activity pack that children will complete at home. The pack includes felting and chalk art activities. We would like to thank our partner IKEA, Ballymun who have agreed to deliver the packs to every child participating. They delivered our Easter packs too and we are very grateful to the IKEA team.
Dublin Bus Community Spirt Award 2021
We are delighted to announce that Dublin Bus has awarded BCFRC a Community Spirit Award. The €2,000 award will contribute to the replacement of our gas cooker. The centre has a reputation for providing great catering for our programmed activities and events. We provide hot lunches to the Homework Club and School's Out camps when they take place on site and our legendary Summer BBQ and Christmas party were sorely missed during Covid 19. We hope to offer great food and hospitality to our users soon and this award will certainly help us do that.
TRICK OR TREAT FOR TEMPLE STREET RAFFLE RAISES €402.81
Thank you to everyone who supported the BCFRC TRICK OR TREAT raffle for Temple Street raffle in October.
Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre is hiring a full time Family Support Worker
The ideal candidate should have the following:
- A qualification in community development/ family support / social care or a relevant discipline.
- A good understanding of Family Support work in a community setting.
- Experience of making funding applications.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Possess good leadership and facilitation skills. Facilitation of evidence based parenting programmes would be an advantage.
- Good computer skills and experience of report writing.
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues of poverty and social exclusion and its impact on the local area.
- Evening and weekend work may be required
- At least 2 years paid experience of working with groups who experience social exclusion.
- Demonstrate a strong teamwork ethic and the ability to work on own initiative.
For job description and person specification please see the links below.
Closing date: for receipt of applications: 15th of November 2019 at 5pm
CVs received after this time will not be considered. CVs should be emailed to email@example.com
Shortlisting: will apply on the basis of information provided
Interviews: will take place on Friday 29th November 2019
This post is funded by the Child and Family Agency
Cups Against Cancer Walk raised €734 for the Irish Cancer Society
On Wednesday, October 9th, the centre organised a 5km walk in Poppintree Park in support of the Irish Cancer Society's campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event including Deputy Mayor Caroline Conroy and Ken Coakley from BRYR for their support on the day.
Breast Check - Learn an Essential Skill for Women and Men - Thursday, October 10th 10.30am
Adrienne Mc Cleery, Outreach Nurse with Breast Cancer Ireland will be giving a presentation on breast cancer awareness. Adrienne will be going through signs/symptoms showing you how to self-breast check.
Using a mannequin which has simulated breast lumps for women/men to feel. So don't worry about being picked on!! We won't embarrass you.
Coder Dojo Celebrates 2nd Birthday with Lord Mayor
On Saturday September 14th Coder Dojo Ballymun celebrated it's 2nd birthday. We were delighted to welcome back all our participants and mentors for another year of coding and creating.
Coder Dojo is free but we do have a waiting list. Contact us on 01 8527183 to register your interest.
Bring Me Back Alive - Thursday, May 16th 8pm
BCFRC present Bring Me Back Alive, a brave show confronting the tragedy of suicide in our communities and families. Written by Patricia McCann. Performed by Raising Issues. Supported by Dublin City Council.
We are delighted that Jackie Fox, mother of Nicole 'Coco' Fox and campaigner for the anti bullying legislation "Coco's Law" will address the audience after the performance. For more information about Coco's law click here. Irish Times Article about Coco's Law
Date: Thursday, May 16th Tickets: Free but booking essential. Contact us on 01 8527183 to book.
Calendar of Events
Join us on Wed November 28th 11am-1pm to highlight the 16 Days of Action Campaign.
From November 25th - 10th December 2018 a global initiative attempts to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world and to remember those who have lost their lives to violence.
Christmas community lunch Wednesday 19th December
Santa Visit Friday 21st December
21 November 2018
Cups Against Cancer
Every October the Irish Cancer Society asks individuals and groups to raise funds to support the fight against cancer by hosting a Cups Against Breast Cancer coffee morning.
BCFRC hosted a walk in Poppintree Park followed by lunch at the centre.