The Board of Limerick Youth Service (LYS) wish to confirm that LYS will exit the management of The Factory Southside Youth Space from the end of 2021. This is in line with the agreement put in place with Limerick City & County Council (LCCC) in 2019.
While LYS will no longer be managing the facility, existing youth work supports provided by LYS will continue to be available to young people and their families in the community including: a Youth & Family Support Project, Youth Mental Health Project and youth work programmes.
The decision to end LYS’ management of the Southside Youth Space is the result of several factors:
The closure of The Factory Southside Youth Space will have implications for the staff employed by LYS on the Community Services Programme. LYS is consulting with all staff concerned to mitigate the consequences of the closure.
LYS wishes to thank the young people, community, volunteers and staff for their support and commitment to The Factory Southside Youth Space in the years since it opened its doors in 2010.
A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Centre, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.