Day Resource Centre
- Information Services -Independent
Living/Assisted Living Services - Mobility
Service - Peer Counselling - Respite
Care - Transport
- Fetac & Centre Programmes - Supported
Employment - Wheelchair
Rental & Repairs - Member Contact Programme
The aims and objectives
of the Day Resource Centres are to:
Operate a daily itinerary which incorporate - social, recreational
and developmental programmes
Advocate with and on behalf of people with disabilities for improved
services and benefits
Promote awareness of disability issues locally and nationally
through Community Development
Give social and practical assistance in the community
Provide Education and Training Programmes that include FETAC accredited
Provide assistance to individuals with personal care needs
Promote the idea of independent living
Motoring Advice, Assessment and Tuition
information and advice and link people to other voluntary &
& Support people towards employment
We also provide:
Peer Counselling - confidential counselling by people with disabilities
Information on Respite Care - breaks for carer's and those with
Sport - sporting activities for everyone
Transport - a large national fleet of adapted vehicles
Motoring Advice, Assessment and Tuition
Wheelchairs for sale, rental or repair
A wide variety of branch activities - holidays, transport provision
and social activities
A Citizens Information Centre satalite clinic is
open every Monday 2pm-4pm
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Education & Training
are Personal Development Activities which develop the following
of the use of all your senses
- Presentation skills for interviews and personal
- Committee skills training programme
- Advocacy training
The Centre offers a wide range of computer
courses to our members. They include:
- COMPUTER ARTS
- DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
- NEWSLETTER PRODUCTION
Living / Assisted Services:
The assisted living services provide a variety of
Assisted Living Packages that are tailored to meet the individual's
needs and circumstances. Where possible, the person with the physical
disability (individual) will exercise maximum control over how these
services are organised. Assisted Living Services aim to:
- Provide assistance/support to the individual
and their family in their own home or other identified locations.
- Enable the individual to live with dignity in
as independent a manner as possible.
- Assist the individual to avail of the personal,
social, educational and developmental supports as primarily defined
The Irish Wheelchair Association strives to achieve
these aims by providing Personal Assistants to give the practical
help and support required in each situation. There are 3 categories
of assisted living services ranging from the individual having full
responsibility, joint responsibility to the
individual requesting that the IWA take responsibility
for the management of the assisted living services.
For Further Information please contact Jane
Ward (PA Co-Ordinator for Kildare Area) on 01-6302475
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Peer Counselling is a joint service offered by IWA and the National
Council of the Blind in Ireland (NCBI). The service operates under
the same principle as counselling but the difference is that all
IWA/NCBI peer counsellors have a physical or sensory disability.
The peer counsellors have trained in counselling skills and they
combine these skills with their knowledge and experience of disability
to provide a unique counselling service. This community-based service
is available to members of IWA/NCBI, their families and significant
Peer Counselling offers you:
- An individual service tailored to meet your
- Every client is different and the counselling
that takes place reflects that difference.
- A place to tell your story in your own time and
in your own way.
- An opportunity to explore the issues that are
important to you in a safe and confidential environment.
- A free, community-based service.
Peer Counselling Training is accredited by the
National Association for Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy.
All peer counsellors attend supervision meetings and are supported
by a full-time psychologist/family therapist. If you would like
to know more about Peer Counselling, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, telephone 01-8186400
or our direct line 01-8338219
( 24 hour message service ). Your application will be dealt
with in the strictest confidence.
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IWA provides respite care in the following
centres. Cuisle is our purpose built national holiday centre.
Tel: 090 - 6662277
Carmel Fallon Respite Centre,
Tel: 01 8186458
Irish Wheelchair Association
Tel: 056 - 7762775
Please contact the centres directly if you
need further information.
At present there are 3 buses that cover
the following areas Monday to Friday in the Clane centre:
Broadford, Celbridge, Leixlip, Maynooth, Lucan, Kilcock,
Ladychapel, Donadea, Enfield, Caddamstown, Edenderry,
Carbury, Allenwood, Lullymore, Naas, Rathmore, Prosperous,
Kilmeague, Staplestown, Straffan, Coill Dubh and Robertstown.
& Centre Programmes:
Every day we have various FETAC courses for the members within
||Personal & Interpersonal Skills
We also have a fully serviced computer room which is opened
daily. We have tutors in the computer room every day to give
you help & support.
We have various activities happening within the centre which
includes the following:
Swimming, Boccia, Cards, Crosswords,Community Training,Bingo,
Outdoor Activities, Exercies, Physio & Aromatherapy.
We organise regularly trips to cinema, bowling, shopping,
picnics, historical sites or any place of interest that the
members wish to visit.
Supported Employment allows people with disabilities to enter
or re-enter the workforce. It enables people with disabilities
to be employed in paid jobs in the open labour market. A Job
Coach assists the job seeker in all aspects of obtaining and
maintaining a job in their chosen area. If you are attending
the centre and find you would like to look for a job, a job
coach will be assigned to you to help you in the employment
Rental & Repairs:
We offer a service to members of the public in need of temporary
wheelchairs. We hire wheelchairs from the centre. Please contact
Christy on 045 861346 for more details.
The objectives are:
- To establish an IWA local contact
person for new members and information enquirers.
- To ensure new members are welcomed
and given access to as much information on IWA services
- To gather data to inform the future
development of services and the IWA advocacy programme.
- To identify people who wish to become
involved in advocacy.
- To give people access to specific
- To encourage 'Service-users' to
The member / information contact person
(MCP) locally are:
Sinead Burke, Irish Wheelchair Resource Centre on 045 861346