Three Year Area Actions Plans

From Three to University’ – Integrated Area Action Programme

All of our programmes run to a three year strategic area action plan that is developed for each of our programmes and projects following a comprehensive public consultation with local households and service users, including all the children and families availing of our programmes.

The Fr. McGrath Family centre operates to a four step integrated area action programme called
– From Three- To University’ Briefly the four step programme can be summed up as

Step 1 – Early Learning Services – targeting children 0-6 years

Step2 – Education & Homework Supports – targeting children 7 -17 years

Step 3 – Children and Youth Self Development Services – children aged 7 -18 years

Step 4 – Family Support/Parenting/Employment Training and Counselling Services

(Including extensive IT Literacy and computer training services)


Over the life of our last Three Year Area Action Plan our organisation has also taken over and developed new services now listed as Step 5- Carlow/Kilkenny Contact and Befriending Service

Step 5 – Carlow/Kilkenny Contact – befriending, support and advocacy service for older people living alone.

Our not for profit services now provide supports to children from their earliest years right through to older people living alone or in vulnerable circumstances.

The SCCA Board is currently developing our next three year plan for the Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre, The Learning Tree and St Catherine’s Creche, Kilkenny Multimedia & IT Training Centre, St. Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall, Kilkenny Job Club.

These plans will be published early in 2013 after wide ranging public, community and statutory consultation.