Bedford Row Family Project is a charity who work with families and individuals affected by imprisonment.
The charity was set up in 1999 in Limerick and has a well established working relationship with key stakeholders in Limerick. Over recent years, the project has begun to expand into the Clare region with the establishment of a local office in Ennis (temporarily closed due to Covid-19) as well as outreach work occurring across the county.
With this expansion into Clare, we are hoping to also build our network in this region. Membership of local Commerce Chambers is key to supporting our ambition to increase the support we can provide.
Our project workers deliver the required interventions to support the offender to make meaningful changes to their lives. At times this involves providing emotional or counselling supports. Other times more practical requirements exist such as help accessing services (accommodation, housing, social welfare). By also working with the partners and children of offenders we aim to break the cycle of crime and help create safer communities. Bedford Row supports families to address and understand challenges which reoccur regularly throughout their lives. On a practical level, this involves emotional and counselling support, providing help accessing services and preparing for loved ones returning from prison.