Connect FRC has a vision of a happy, healthy, vibrant, proud and independent community where families and individuals reach their full potential and take ownership of their lives.
Actively working with individuals, families, and the community to make a difference by creating a welcoming, non-judgemental space that meets ever-changing needs through listening, support, education and networking.
empower people to take positive actions within their community and come together to display a strong community voice which is based on honesty, the ability to listen and show regard for others opinions, to be organised and to communicate with purpose, respect and transparency.
MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP:
To encourage and enable community led programmes/projects which celebrates and exhibits the skills, work and actions of the community as a whole with an ethos of social justice, participation, equality, diversity, learning and co-operation.
BUILDING ON PERSONAL CAPACITY:
To endeavor to continue to provide a space which through engagement in courses, services and events leads to an outlet for building skills, friendships, meaningful interactions, and peer support which in turn can lead to improved self-confidence and esteem.
FOCAL POINT FOR THE COMMUNITY:
To make the centre an open, friendly and welcoming space which acts as a source of information, advice, advocacy, referral and opportunity. To be aware of the needs of individuals and the community and to be supportive and adaptable to meet and address those needs.
To provide a range of educational and hobby courses in a non-formal and non-judgmental community based setting. We aim to encourage and promote life-long learning and the development of individuals within their communities. We aim to develop these programmes and activities in partnership with our community. Its purpose is to empower and support individuals and communities to increase the skills and knowledge base, have fun and improve quality of life.
To provide volunteering and work/student placement opportunities which offers those engaged on the placement a valuable, educational and rewarding experience. To value and respect volunteers and provide ongoing supervision and support.
Connect FRC is governed by a voluntary Board of Management which comprises of people with expertise and interest in Community Development and Family Support. We also have members who represent the local community who live within the Connect FRC catchment area. If you have an interest in becoming involved as a board member, please contact the coordinator for information on any vacancies on the board and the recruitment process.
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