Dublin Pride Week
22nd to 28th of June 2022
LGBT+ friendly Family Resource Centre checklist.
Family Resource Centres aim to provide information and support to all members of our communities. They also aim to address isolation, prejudice, and discrimination against all minority groups and against groups who have traditionally experienced isolation and intolerance.
The LGBT+ community is one such group that Family Resource Centres are committed to addressing issues of isolation and being a point of information and support for the members of this community.
The Western Region FRC LGBTQ+ Network produced the following Checklist+ specifically for Family Resource Centres.
This Checklist can be used as a tool to help identify any gaps in your FRCs practical process and procedures or confirm that your FRC has the necessary elements in place to help make your FRC an inclusive, safe, welcoming space for all LGBTQ+ members of your community.
Does your Family Resource Centre:
Has an LGBT+ Code of Practice been adopted?
Have LGBT+ related posters on display in the reception area and meeting rooms?
Have information leaflets freely available in reception areas, meeting rooms, etc.?
Have a list of helpline numbers for parents and friends of a member of the LGBT+ community?
Have a list of helpline numbers for a member of the LGBT+ community?
Take part in the Annual Pride Window Display?
Fly the Pride flag outside the Family Resource Centre during Pride Week?
Fly the Pride flag permanently inside or outside the Family Resource Centre?
Have a working relationship with your local library on providing a display for May 17th International Day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia?
Have meeting space available for LGBT+ groups?
Have a working relationship or contact with LGBT+ groups or individuals in your community to whom you can refer individuals for support or guidance?
Have access to information on the effects of bullying, not being accepted or prejudice and information on the positive impact of support, talking, being accepted and positive attitudes?
Have a contact number for a counsellor who has experience working with LGBT+ related issues?
Hold information sessions with local schools/colleges on raising awareness?
Have the option for out-of-hours meetings in the Family Resource Centre for anyone seeking information or support concerning LGBT+ issues?
Actively support LGBT+ groups?
You can get further information and resources through the Western Region FRC LGBT+ Network or your regional support services:
Annie Rozario – Gort Resource Centre (091) 630902. firstname.lastname@example.org
John Doherty –– Westport Family & Community Resource Centre (098) 24419 email@example.com
Mary Malone – Le Chéile Family Resource Centre, Castlebar (094) 9025126 firstname.lastname@example.org
Áine Deely – Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre (091) 871149 email@example.com
Martina Durkin, Castlerea Family Resource Centre firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Walsh - Tacu Resource Centre, Ballinrobe (095) 9025409 email@example.com
Nuala Gilligan – Claremorris Family Resource Centre (094) 9377838 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Cannon – shOUT LGBT Youth, Youthwork Ireland Galway email@example.com
Steven O’Riordan/Paula Fagin – LGBT Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry McSkeane – BeLonG To Youth Service. email@example.com
National FRC Mental Health Promotion Project. 091 429624/086 8379763 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amach! LGBT Galway: email@example.com