Midlands Integrated Youth & Family Service, Foroige

Service Details

Target Age

  • 0 - 11 years
  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years
  • 19 - 24 years


  • Child & Family Support
  • Youth Work
  • Schools & Education Support
  • Health & Primary Care
  • Mental Health
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emergency
  • Social Services

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one
  • Online - Group
  • Online - One-to-one
  • Telephone


  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Amy Corr


Youth Spot Main street, Birr, Offaly R42DC79


086 7912013


Contact Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-6pm
Hours varying, flexible

Emergency Assistance

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If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Other healthcare/socialcare provider
  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

The Midlands Integrated Youth & Family Project was established in October 2018 and cover the counties of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. The MIYFP is operated and managed by Foróige and is funded by Tusla, originally as a Creative Community Alternative. The project implements a model of working with vulnerable young people and families to provide specialist intervention and support services for:

Identified young people, who are at risk of reception into care.

Young people who are in foster care and approaching disengagement.

Young people returning to their family of origin after a period of time in care.

Young people with identified additional needs or levels of risk.

Parents and siblings of those engaged.

The MIYFP works in close partnership with the Social Work Departments in the Midlands to meet clearly identified needs in referred young people and their families, and respond to those needs in a comprehensive, holistic manner. The project provides intensive community support for at risk young people and their families, to avoid, where possible, their reception into care.
Young people are referred into this project by their designated Social Worker only.

List of Services Available

There are a number of distinct elements to the supports provided by the MIYFP. These are:
Assessment of strengths and needs
Individual tailored plans which are outcomes focused based on needs and strengths identified
Whole family supports
One to one parenting support
Operating out of hours- evenings and weekends
Integrated community response

Other Interventions provided through MIYFP:
1:1 Support (Based on Individualised needs)
Group Work
Sibling sessions
Recreational activities
Artistic workshops
Family trips
Educational support
art_therapy & play_therapy

Wheelchair Access

Building is a ground floor only, wheelchair accessible

Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.