What We Do
Fresh Start commenced operation in Ireland in 2001 and currently provides services in the Leinster and Munster regions. Fresh Start accepts referrals on a national basis. Our services are specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of the children and young people resident with us. Comprehensive placement plans and therapeutic packages are in place for all of the children and young people that we care for.
Fresh Start aims to provide the highest quality of care for children, young people and families which caters to individual needs as well as aspirations and, in doing so, delivers a stable, diverse, engaging and economic workplace for its employees.
Fresh Start welcomes a team of people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. The company promotes equality in the work place. Above all else, Fresh Start wants to provide its care teams with support, training, valuable resources and the opportunity to enrich their professional capabilities, in order to deliver the best care for children, young people and families.
The primary focus of the service since 2001 has been to provide quality, child-led services to the children and young people referred to our service. Due to the ongoing commitment of the Management and Staff in Fresh Start, we are currently one of the largest private providers of childcare services in Ireland.
Our Management Team consists of the following:
Services Managers - Sean Denn, David Rose and Joanne Condon
House Managers - Alison Whelan, Collette Hughes, Valerie O'Brien, Vicky Byrne, Lisa Troy, Liz Foran, Caroline Strong, Lisa McEvoy, Caitriona Forde and Kevin Reihill.
Community Support Manager - Michael Williams
For a selection of our Fresh Start staff profiles, please see the 'Our People' section of the website.