Parochial Hall, Clara, Co Offaly

Tel. 057-9331928

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Office Hours Monday—Friday 9am—4pm

Women’s Group:  Thursday evenings at 7.30 – 9.30pm.New members are always welcome to come along and share their ideas for the year. The group have a wide range of interesting activities planned up to the summer.  They are currently recruiting people to knit hats for the neonatal unit in Mullingar. Patterns are available in the centre. Hats can be dropped into the centre.

Inspire: Tuesdays from 10am – 12pm  They have now a full list of activities arranged until the summer, including upcycling chairs, slate design. Both men and women are welcome

Counselling Services: To arrange an appointment contact 057 9331928.

Parent & Toddler Group:  Parents, Carers and Grandparents come along to “Lots to Do” Parent and Toddler group with your babies and toddlers 0-5 every Wednesday morning from 09.30am – 12pm. Children get great creative playtime and snacks while adults can enjoy a coffee and a chat.

Clara Active Retirement:  If you are Young at heart and love to play bowling, bingo and have day trips away to join, just call into the centre any Wednesday. The group meets on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the centre.  New members are always welcome.

Carers Support Group:

The Carers Support Group return to the Resource Centre on Wednesday 21st February at 8pm. New ideas and new members are always welcome. Activities include arts and crafts information sessions, social evenings, occasional coffee mornings and access to training courses specific for Carer’s needs. This month they have planned meditation classes and Adult education classes.

Social Welfare and Other Forms: We have a large variety of forms in reception. Social Welfare forms including Back to school allowance form, Driver’s License, Passport, Med 1 forms to name just a few. Call in and we will do our best to provide whatever forms and information/help you need

Offaly work and learning centre - provide weekly employment support services every Thursday at the Family Resource Centre by appointment only. To make an appointment contact Vanessa on 087 7413249.

Japanese karate Classes: Tuesdays from 5.45-6.45pm for children in the centre. Also classes for adults on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. These classes help you to become more competent in the areas of self-defense, self-awareness, self-control and self-discipline.  Thomas returns to the centre on Tuesday 6th September. Contact sensei Thomas on 086 8948562 for information.

Men’s Shed Group:  The group meets every Monday at 2pm in the shed at the resource centre.  New members always welcome.

Slimming World: 

Slimming World Clara is open every Monday night in Centre at 7.30pm.

The members of Slimming world enjoy healthy eating that fits their lifestyle. Please come along and enjoy a cup of  tea with us while we have the craic every Monday night. Call Sharleen 086 3911128

Computer, internet, printer and photocopier use: We have a Computer, Internet Access and printer available for use in the centre for those who need it for a very small fee. We also provide photocopier and scanning service.

Senior Alert scheme for older people: Are you 65 years of age or over and on a state pension? If so, you qualify for the following security system in your home. For further info please contact the centre.

Warmer Home Scheme: Do you own your own home? Is it built before 2002, are you in receipt of One Parent Family Payment, Family Income Support, Fuel Allowance or on Jobseekers with children under 7. If you would like to have your house Attic insulated, Draught Proofing, Lagging Jackets, Energy Efficient Lighting, and Cavity Wall Insulation.  Forms are available in reception. Proof of benefit and proof of home ownership must be submitted with the application.

Counselling Services: Are you in a crisis, felling depressed and stressed and need some help?  Clara Family Resource Centre offer affordable and confidential bereavement and relationship counselling to arrange an appointment contact 057 9331928.

Book Exchange: Have you any unwanted books or used books lying around? A Book Exchange facility is available at the Centre, allowing people to swap books.  Call in during office hours and see if there is a book available that may be of interest to you.

Public Notice Board:  If you have any information you would like shared within the community, e.g. job vacancies, services offered, items for sale, babysitting, advertising community events or any other items needed to advertise please drop them in to the Centre and we would be happy to display them on our notice board in Reception