By Sean Moriarty

 

A Killarney family resource centre is one of many across the county under threat due to poor Government management – it has been claimed.

 

The Family Resource Centre National Forum this week launched a campaign calling on General Election candidates to pledge their support to FRCs.

 

They say there’s a lack of core funding for FRC’s and are calling on the newly elected Government to create a dedicated support unit.

 

Ballyspillane Family Resource Centre is one of several such centres in the county that is under threat as there is no dedicated Government department fund to administer such services.

 

The Family Resource Centre programme has been in operation for over 25 years, and is currently housed within Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

 

“All of this means FRCs are now at a critical juncture,” Jackie Landers, who has been appointed spokesperson for all 12 FRCs throughout Kerry, said.

“Without political commitment and will to copper-fasten our future, families and communities in Kerry – and nationwide – will suffer.”