Cheshire Ireland 50th Anniversary on Thursday 24 October.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, attended a 'Breakfast Celebration' on Thursday 24th October at 8.00 a.m. at the National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2, to mark the 50th Anniversary of Cheshire Ireland, a national voluntary organisation providing support services to adults with neurological conditions and physical disabilities. Read more »
The anniversary gave Cheshire Ireland the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of providing care and support services across the country. The organisation currently operates 17 accommodation centres supporting 216 people, and supports a further 53 people living in their own homes in community settings. Respite services are provided throughout the year at various locations.
The future work of Cheshire Ireland was also celebrated at the event. Since 2012 Cheshire Ireland has been supporting people who currently use its services to move from residential accommodation to their own homes in the community, and to be active citizens with valued roles in society. This work is part-funded by the Genio Trust to implement the recommendations of the 2012 HSE Report 'Time to Move on from Congregated Settings'.
Through positively influencing the external environment and maintaining relationships with a wide mix of statutory, voluntary and non-governmental agencies, Cheshire Ireland highlights the need to create a more inclusive society for all and one in which people with disabilities can play a valuable and valued role.
Tony O'Brien, Director General of the Health Service, today penned an open letter to every member of Health Service staff, praising their excellent work in challenging circumstances, but calling for more openness, and greater transparency and accountability.
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is now responsible for the registration and inspection of all residential services for children and adults with disabilities, including respite services, run by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and private and voluntary services. It is the first time any of these services will have been subject to independent inspection.
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