What is the Programme all about?
The Community Mothers Programme is a Parent Support Programme in which friendly local woman known as Community Mothers carry out monthly visits to first time parents in their own home.
These visits are made by appointment and they focus on health care, nutrition and the baby’s overall development.
The Community Mothers are volunteers and are guided and supported by Family Development Nurses.
Review of the Community Mothers Programme
The Community Mothers Programme recently underwent a review by the Katherine Howard Foundation (KHF) and the Community Foundations for Ireland (CFI). This review was conducted to inform the development of a strategic plan for the future of the programme. That review can be read here with a summary review available here.