Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 01 February, 2007
Written Answers. - National Development Plan.
Mr. Kehoe Mr. Kehoe
 Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the projects that were targeted in the last National Development Plan in County Wexford; the breakdown of each one completed or the stage that each project is at; the overspend envisaged and an explanation for each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3147/07]
Mr. Brennan Mr. Brennan
Mr. Brennan: The Family Services Project (FSP) provides funding to programmes run by third parties to assist welfare recipients and members of their families improve their personal and family circumstances through training, educational and development courses. The programmes are generally of a short duration and take place over a number of weeks. A total of 31 Family Services Projects have been funded in Co. Wexford over the lifetime of the NDP 2000-2006. The FSP is administered by Facilitators who are based in my Department’s Local Offices. There are 4 Facilitators located in the South East Region and two of these are based in Wexford. Examples of activities funded under the FSP include parenting projects for very young lone parents, support programmes for families of disabled persons and family support for travellers.
Family Resource Centres are funded by the Family Support Agency under the Family and Community Services Resource Centre Programme. The emphasis in the projects is on the involvement of local communities in developing approaches to tackle the problems they face and on creating successful partnerships between the voluntary and statutory agencies in the areas concerned. There are 3 Family Resource Centres in Co. Wexford that have received funding under the last NDP.
Dáil Éireann 630 Written Answers. National Development Plan.