Evaluation of Work and Services 1989-1999 in Dun Laoghaire and Loughlinstown/Ballybrack

Rourke, S. (2000). Evaluation of Work and Services 1989-1999 in Dun Laoghaire and Loughlinstown/Ballybrack. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/810
Barnardos is one of the foremost family support and childcare organisations in Ireland. Barnardos provides a range of services to families and to local communities, both through its central resource facility in Christchurch, Dublin and through locally based centres which are situated in a number of locations throughout Ireland. Two of these local centres are in Dun Laoghaire and Loughlinstown, Both of these centres have been operational since the early 1990s. During the last ten year period the two centres have worked with hundreds of families in the Dun Laoghaire and Loughlinstown/Ballybrack areas and have supported a number of community initiatives and projects which have taken place within the local communities. The staff of Barnardos felt it was both necessary and appropriate to conduct a review and evaluation of the work of Barnardos in Dun Laoghaire and Loughlinstown in the 1990s. This review/evaluation would provide Barnardos with an opportunity to consider the ways in which the work of the organisation has impacted upon families and local communities in these areas. It would also serve to inform the ongoing development of services through identifying which services should be continued and maintained and which new initiatives/projects might be developed over the next 3-5 year period.