Ballina SVP Resource Centre

Address: Teeling Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Telephone: 096-72905
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

This centre is the hub of all SVP activities in Ballina and comprises of a home management room, a computer centre, tuition rooms, furniture centre, charity shop and full time office.

The resource centre caters for the needs of those we serve: 

  • A fully equipped home management centre where cookery, nutrition and budgeting skills are taught to about 30 people weekly. This is “hands-on” training where each participant has to produce a meal from specified ingredients.This centre is also used for summer camp youth groups, the “Eat Wise Healthy Eating Initiative” and independent living skills.
     
  • A computer room where volunteer tutors teach computer skills for beginners, as well as more advanced work such as ECDL.
     
  • Stress Management & Assertiveness courses – These are run on a regular basis each term by a qualified facilitator and are one of our most popular courses.
     
  • 9 volunteer teachers do extra tuition with pupils who need that extra bit of help. These include Burmese children whose families were relocated here under a U.N. programme.
     
  • Meeting rooms which are available to community groups free of charge, and are also used for sessions by volunteer trained career guidance and other counsellors, who see clients on SVP’s behalf.
     
  • Network meetings of service providers, in the caring sector, are organised here by SVP, on a quarterly basis.  This prevents overlapping of services, provides knowledge of personnel in the various agencies and promotes a better “working together” ethos.

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