CitationBetter Finglas. (2016). Annual Newsletter 2016. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/975
AbstractHave you heard that 221 students in our primary schools in Finglas have been improving their reading by working with trained volunteers (86 of them, and all over the age of 55 ) following the Wizard of Words (WOW) reading programme? Or have you heard about the baby massage classes running in Finglas or our Baby Stay and Play Group? If you want to tweak your parenting strategies there are Triple P Parenting programmes running all through the year. For expectant and new parents we offer a home visiting programme called Preparing for Life and ante-natal support delivered by our community midwife in the local area. Local preschool settings are supported through our Early Years Programme with staff receiving training and resources.
All of these initiatives and many more are available to the people of Finglas through the Better Finglas Programme.
Huge credit must go to the Project Team who have developed and managed the programme and who work tirelessly to improve things for the people who live in the community. All Better Finglas programmes are overseen by Implementation Teams made up of more than 50 organisations in total, who work with children and families in the area. Barnardos, the lead agency for the project, and the Better Finglas Steering Committee manage the entire project.