Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (537)

Rose Conway-Walsh


537. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if there will be an application process for additional agencies to become members of the family resource centre programme in 2021 to allow for applications to address the need for a family resource centre in Erris, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8635/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is responsible for the administration of the Family Resource Centre (FRC) Programme. I have requested that Tusla respond directly to the Deputy with regard to the proposed application process raised by the Deputy.

I am pleased to have secured significant additional funding for Tusla this year which, I believe, will help the Agency more fully achieve its vision and meet the significant demands for its services. The details of where funding is allocated will be set out in Tusla’s Business Plan 2021, which is currently being finalised. Tusla will decide on the appropriate funding within available resources for family support services throughout the country, including Mayo.