Family Support
Aster Family Support works to increase a family’s capacity for self-sufficiency by building on strengths, enhancing life skills and strengthening community linkages. Supports are generally provided to families in their own homes and communities. The primary focus is on early intervention aiming to promote and protect the health, wellbeing and rights of all children, young people and their families, paying particular attention to those who are at risk. Family support is intended to be a targeted short-term intervention. All families need support from time to time – whether that’s to offer advice and encouragement after the arrival of a new baby, pass on favourite family dinner recipes, sharing ideas for good after school routines, offer suggestions for managing children’s tricky behaviour, or be there to help during times of bigger crisis like mental health problems, addiction, domestic violence or child protection concerns. Family Support can step in when existing informal supports aren’t enough to help the family to get back to where they want to be and are tailored to meet the family’s strengths and needs. Family Support services are generally accessed via referral. Find out more about the referral process here.
  • Home, family & personal hygiene
  • Advice & information on services
  • Referral & signposting to other services
  • Supporting the educational and health needs of the family
  • Improving and maintaining standards in home management
  • Ensuring attendance at appointments
  • Supporting families in the Meitheal process
  • Supporting re-unification plans for family
  • Helping families to achieve their goals
  • Ensuring families and children are eating healthy, nutritious meals

Download and complete our referral form to refer a family to the family support service.

Please note: Aster Family Support has now moved to its new home in the Northside Enterprise Centre, Bunratty Drive, Coolock. All downloadable forms have been amended, please ensure you have the up-to-date versions. Thank you.