Support and Empowerment

Promoting meaningful and fulfilling lives for people with intellectual disabilities

COVID-19 UPDATES

Day Services

ADULT DAY SERVICES

The resumption of Day Services will bring about many changes in the way in which Day Service supports are to be delivered. The Services first priority is to ensure the safety of all day attenders and this will result in an alternative Day Service being delivered to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19.

The Executive Management Team will meet immediately in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Day Service and following public health guidelines take measures to prioritise the safety of all service users and staff.

In light of the alarming increase of Covid-19 infection rates across the country, we would like to advise service users and families that while we plan to continue offering services with the best possible risk controls in place, we are not in a position to guarantee that service users will not contract an infection during the course of their service provision.

Stewarts Care operated as a vaccination hub for day attenders in March & April. All day attenders who requested the vaccine have received their first dose. Further updates will be communicated as we receive information on dates for second dose vaccinations

Respite Services

Respite has now reopened and is offering short respite breaks to families and service users who are the highest priority for respite.

In light of the alarming increase of Covid-19 infection rates across the country, we would like to advise service users and families that while we plan to continue offering services with the best possible risk controls in place, we are not in a position to guarantee that service users will not contract an infection during the course of their service provision.

Residential Services

All residential services are operating as normal.

As per the Irish Government’s announcement in relation to the implementation of Level 5 restrictions, visitors to Residential facilities are subject to the following guidance available on HPSC.ie

•COVID-19 Guidance on visits to and from community housing units for people with disabilities V1.3 14.10.2020

•COVID-19 Guidance on visits to Long Term residential Care Facilities (LTRCF) V1.4 24.11.2020 For implementation from 07.12.2020.

In Level 5, all visits are suspended other than in critical and compassionate circumstances to Long Term residential Care Facilities.

Applications can be made to the COVID-19 Risk Impact Committee to review restrictions for individuals on critical and compassionate grounds. These can be made by the Resident, their family member, advocate or carer to the Person In Charge.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations for our long term Residents over 65 years and frontline staff have commenced through the HSE in line with the Government Vaccination Strategy and Implementation Plan. This plan is available to review at Gov.ie

In light of the alarming increase of Covid-19 infection rates across the country, we would like to advise service users and families that while we plan to continue offering services with the best possible risk controls in place, we are not in a position to guarantee that service users will not contract an infection during the course of their service provision.

Sports Centre

In light of the alarming increase of Covid-19 infection rate across the country, we regret to advise the public and service users that the Sports Centre and Swimming Pool will remain closed until further notice.

Pre-School

Preschool is fully open and operational.

In light of the alarming increase of Covid-19 infection rates across the country, we would like to advise service users and families that while we plan to continue offering services with the best possible risk controls in place, we are not in a position to guarantee that service users will not contract an infection during the course of their service provision.

Visitors Guidance

Residential Settings:

As per the Irish Government’s announcement in relation to the implementation of Level 5 restrictions, visitors to Residential facilities are subject to the following guidance available on HPSC.ie

•COVID-19 Guidance on visits to and from community housing units for people with disabilities V1.3 14.10.2020

•COVID-19 Guidance on visits to Long Term residential Care Facilities (LTRCF) V1.4 24.11.2020 For implementation from 07.12.2020.

In Level 5, all visits are suspended other than in critical and compassionate circumstances to Long Term residential Care Facilities.

Applications can be made to the COVID-19 Risk Impact Committee to review restrictions for individuals on critical and compassionate grounds. These can be made by the Resident, their family member, advocate or carer to the Person In Charge.

Visiting all other Services:

Visits to any other areas of the Service in person are not encouraged unless absolutely necessary in order to reduce Covid-19 community transmission. Where required these visits MUST be arranged in advance to the Manager of the area.

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What We Do

Stewarts Care is committed to providing persons with an intellectual disability with the services that they require, irrespective of their level of need. Person-centred services are provided, taking cognisance of the person’s dignity and rights, and based on an assessment of need and the services requested. The principal object of the Company is to provide optimum services promoting the education, wellbeing, dignity, health and happiness of people with an intellectual disability. These services are to be provided in the context of their individual and family needs and those of the community.

Ways To Help

Without the generosity of our supporters we would not be able to provide our service users with the quality of life that they deserve. We would like to thank all for their continued support through the years. You can read more about our supporters, and find out how you can make a difference by visiting our Fundraising or Volunteering pages.

Make A Donation

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Stewarts Sports Centre

Stewarts Sports Centre in Palmerstown was developed as a resource to provide special hydrotherapy sessions and leisure facilities for persons supported by Stewarts Care. Apart from meeting these requirements, the Sports and Leisure Centre has developed into an important community resource for people living in West Dublin.