The BYS Information Centres are an integrated part of Ballyfermot Youth Service
We are the first point of contact for many young people seeking information on a variety of issues. We provide a free confidential, open, generalised, drop-in and free internet service with late night openings. We offer services 5 days a week (see opening times below) and our late night Wednesday & Tuesday evening has been a huge success, with lots of young people both male & female in attendance for free IT, drop-in and supports.
Our premises are a confidential, friendly, warm and informal environment. Our friendly staff whom assist to find or interpret the information required in dealing with each young persons query efficiently and appropriate to the young persons needs. We advocate on behalf of our young people in all aspects of their lives.
Young people drop-in as individuals and through regular attendance building up friendships and positive relationships. This allows us to engage with our youth work staff by introducing some at risk young people into our youth work programmes and activities and also to other services locally. We offer services to teen parents, early school leavers, family and one to one supports and young people at risk in our community to mention a few.
The information officers work along side our youth workers / outward bounds staff and provide supports to other relevant voluntary/ statutory agencies whom we have build up relationships with, which involve referrals to these agencies for further and more specialised information and assistance as required for our young people.
Information is provided on a wide range of subjects such as:
Employment matters, coping with unemployment, recreation, sports & leisure, local and community services and facilities, organisations & clubs, health & social services, education and training, European exchanges and volunteering abroad, family/ personal and careers.
We also provide a variety of forms such as from Passport, E11, Driving Theory Test, Learner Permits, Garda ID etc.
Our opening times