Sligo Social Service Council CLG was founded in 1969, with the aim of responding to the emerging and unmet needs of the people of Sligo. Major economic and social change began in Ireland in the 1960s, which brought prosperity for many people. However, many others did not benefit from these changes and some felt the effects of disadvantage and marginalisation.
The organisation's two-fold purpose was to co-ordinate the various voluntary bodies providing services within the local community and secondly, to mobilise all available resources, both statutory and voluntary, to meet the emerging needs within the community. The newly formed Council was staffed on a voluntary basis by members of the Sligo Social Study group who provided information to the public on entitlements in relation to health, social welfare etc. From small beginnings, the organisation has grown over the years and now provides personal and community based services to a wide range of people.
The organisation's Mission Statement:
Sligo Social Services is a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital, incorporated in Ireland on the 24th February 1989, under the Companies Acts, 1963 to 1983, registered charity number 20024390
The objectives of the Company are charitable in nature with established charitable status Charity No. CHY 9731).
All income is applied solely towards the promotion of the charitable objectives of the Company
Chairperson Board of Directors
Mr. Pat Forde
Company Secretary and Registered Office
Fr. Michael Drumm
Tel 071 9145682 Fax 071 9145933
Ms. Christina Mc Taggart
Board of Directors
Mr. Pat Forde (Chairperson)
Mr. Johnny Watters
Mr. Pat McCaffrey (Treasurer)
Fr. Michael Drumm
Mr. Barry MacMahon (Secretary)
Mr. Frank Murphy
Ms. Mary Harkin
Ms. Orla Barry
Mr. Dan Scannell
Mr. Liam McGurrin
The directors present their annual report together with the audited financial statements of the Company for the year ended at the Annual General Meeting.
The company is a registered charity and hence the report and results are presented in a form which complies with the requirements of the Companies Acts, 1963 to 2006. The main activities of the Company are charitable.
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