Stewarts Care is committed to providing service users with the services that they require, irrespective of their level of need. Person-centred services will be provided, taking cognisance of the person’s dignity and rights, and based on an assessment of need and the services requested. Above all, it is a core principle of Stewarts Care that each service user is safe in our care and that their welfare is promoted.
Operating from two main sites at Palmerstown, and Balgaddy in South West Dublin, and several satellite residential and day service centres throughout West Dublin and North Kildare, Stewarts provides extensive services to people with an intellectual disability. At present, Stewarts supports approximately 800 service users. Many families are also supported within their homes through Stewarts' Home Support Programme.
Time to move on from Congregated Settings, HSE (June 2011) describes a new model of support where people living in congregated settings will move to housing in ordinary communities, subject to their choice. The aim is to avail of the same mainstream community health and social services as any other citizen. Stewarts Strategic Plan 2017 – 2019 outlines a primary goal to develop a person-centred approach that supports living in the community for service users. This is to be done on a phased basis, supporting the transition of people each year between 2017 and 2023 to suitable accommodation in the community.