FRCs are located within a community-based model of family support and this model is at the heart of the Programme. The centrality of community development in informing the approaches, values and methods underpinning the work of FRCs is a defining feature of their contribution. A further defining characteristic of FRCs is that they are managed by local voluntary management committees, which are critical in facilitating meaningful participation within communities and in ensuring local knowledge and accountability.1 FRCs have an open door policy.
"To act as a catalyst and focus for the development of the Community of Pettigo & Tullyhommon and hinterland with a view to supporting social inclusion and promoting the educational, cultural & economic welfare of all citizens and encourage participation, personal development and inclusiveness throughout our programmes and activities."
The Forge Family Resource Centre
Pettigo, Co. Donegal