I secured an additional €1.5 million in funding for Family Resource Centres in 2019.As announced on 23 April, 2019, the additional €1.5 million in funding will be used to:
- Increase core funding to each of the 110 FRCs which existed pre-2018 by 5%.
- Employ an additional 17 Family Support Workers - one FRC in each of the 17 Tusla geographical areas will be allocated funding to employ a Family Support Worker.
- Fund the Family Resource Centre Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Programme.
The allocation of resources to Family Resource Centres is an operational matter for Tusla. I have requested Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy on this matter.