Ecclesville Parenting Support Programme

Ecclesville provides accommodation for 7 mothers aged 18+.  We offer practical support and preparation for independent living. The accommodation consists of seven self-contained fully furnished bedsits that is centrally heated. There is a communal TV room and enclosed garden at the rear of the building. The bedsits are self-catering.

We recognise that some mothers may have specific needs and we may not have the level of support or skills necessary to address these needs. In such cases we refer to specialist services for additional supports such as mental health or disability services.

The outcomes for the mothers varies and is guided by their needs and skill set when arriving at the service. A comprehensive support plan is drawn up and goals set accordingly. At all times we work within Children First, National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

Aims and Objectives

We aim to support lone parents by teaching them the necessary skills to care for their children and to find and keep a home. We do this by providing support packages, which are led by the needs identified by the women and their referring agency.

Support

We work within a multi-disciplinary setting using joint working partnerships to ensure the mothers receive the best service. The approach we us is person centred which includes the hopes and aspirations of the mothers as well as information obtained from the referring agency. We work with mothers on the following areas:

Finance

Mothers are shown how to budget weekly, pay bills, set up bank and saving accounts, and debt management.

Parenting

We offer advice to mothers on how to best care for their baby and work closely with the public health nurse and social workers in this regard. Ecclesville is not an assessment centre. However, it can be used as a step down from our assessment centre.

Health & Hygiene

Doctors/hospital visits, women’s health including contraception, smoking, healthy eating, mental wellbeing. Baby’s health including diet, immunization and childhood illnesses.

Social Skills

Dealing with conflict, use of leisure time, making friends, family mediation.

Health & Safety

Personal security, keeping safe outside the home, providing a safe home for a baby.

Household Skills

Maintaining a tenancy, keeping a home clean and tidy, domestic skills.

For Referrals

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