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.

Day Service reopening information is as follows:

Mill Lane - 19th August

Le Cheile - 20th August

Palmerstown Grounds - 24th August

Balgaddy Grounds - 24th August

Beehive - 24th August

Café Kaizen - 31st August

Clarkeville - 31st August

Coachhouse- 31st August

Palmerstown Day Activation - 31st August

Autism Hub - 7th September

JASS - 31st August

Kilcloon Equestrian Centre - 31st August

Rossecourt Day Attenders - 7th September

Rossecourt RT - 7th September

Rossecourt Restaurant & Panini Bar - 7th September

New Routes - 7th September

Adult Education - 7th September

Lucan Hub - 7th September

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.

We will continue to actively communicate with service users, families and staff as we progress with our re-opening of Day Services.

Respite Services

All respite services are suspended at the moment.

Residential Services

All residential services are operating as normal.

As per the Government announcements (18th Sept) there will be no visitors permitted to Residential services in Dublin for the next three weeks. The only exception is end of life or exceptional circumstances.

Stewarts Residential services have supported the introduction of visitors to our Residential homes from the 15th June 2020 in line with the Government phase 2 easing of Covid-19 restrictions as outlined in the HSE/HPSC link here.

All visits must be arranged in advance through the Person In Charge.

If there is a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in a home, visitation will be cancelled in line with Residential Care Facility Guidance until advised by the Person In Charge.

If a visitor becomes unwell following a visit or has been advised that they are a close contact of a confirmed case they should advise the Person In Charge by telephone.

If a Resident or visitor require a change or exclusion from the visitor’s guidelines they can request this through the Person in Charge who will submit the request to the Infection Prevention Control Impact Committee.

Sports Centre

The health and wellbeing of all our visitors is our number one priority. On arrival you will be asked to sanitize your hands and use our temperature scanner. Our Gym is now open to members only from 7.00-10.00am and 4.00-10.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00-4.00pm Saturday and Sunday. For membership details please click here.

The Gym floor has been redesigned to maintain social distancing at all times. We have set up cleaning stations throughout and there will be a Sports Centre staff member in the Gym at all times to ensure a high standard of cleanliness.

The Swimming Pool will remain closed until late October due to the upgrading of our changing facilities. We are using this time to update our changing rooms and implement new safety measures and protocols for the swimming pool that will ensure customer safety and satisfaction for when we reopen.

When entering Stewarts Sports Centre we would ask you to abide by the new rules and protocols to ensure all stakeholders are safe. These rules and protocols will be communicated to all of our members via text and email. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Stewarts Sports Centre very soon.

Pre-School

At present Pre-School is running a normal service.

Visitors Guidance

Visiting Residential Services

As per the Government announcement (18th Sept) there will be no visitors permitted to Residential services in Dublin for the next three weeks. The only exception is end of life or exceptional circumstances.

All visits must be arranged in advance through the Person In Charge.

If there is a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in a home, visitation will be cancelled in line with Residential Care Facility Guidance until advised by the Person In Charge.

If a visitor becomes unwell following a visit or has been advised that they are a close contact of a confirmed case they should advise the Person In Charge by telephone.

If a Resident or visitor require a change or exclusion from the visitor’s guidelines they can request this through the Person in Charge who will submit the request to the Infection Prevention Control Impact Committee.

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.

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

If you wish to help Stewarts Care by making a donation, please follow this link. Alternatively, if you wish to donate by electronic bank transfer, please email fundraising@stewartscare.ie for details.

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.