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Our Services

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.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to support and empower people with an intellectual disability to live meaningful and fulfilling lives by delivering quality, person-centred services, provided by a competent, skilled and caring workforce, in partnership with the person, his / her family and community and statutory authorities, including advocates.

Stewarts' policies underpin our practice to deliver a quality of life for all adults who reside with us. Each service user has their own Personal Support Plan (PSP) that outlines their personal goals and individual support needs.

Access to Services / Eligibility Criteria

Early Services

Children with a developmental delay and/or intellectual disability who live within the Dublin / Mid Leinster region can apply for admission to services via a medical referral. Medical referrals to the Early Services Team will be processed by the Director of Clinical Services, as per Stewarts' Admission to Early Services Policy. 

Adult Services

Admissions to Adult Day Services are accepted for persons who have an intellectual disability and live in the Dublin / Mid Leinster region. Referrals will be processed by the Director of Clinical Services or the relevant Programme Manager and should be accompanied by all relevant reports. 

Process for Admission:

  • Admission Transfer Temporary Absences and Discharge Policy to Residential Services
  • An Assessment of Need
  • Compatibility Assessment

Families and Visitors 

Families and friends are encouraged to be involved in the care of the service user through their participation in the development of their Personal Support Plan. 


The Adult Services team is led by the Programme Manager. This team is comprised of suitably trained staff with the skills to support the service user to attain their personal goals. We are supported by a multi-disciplinary team in our delivery of care.