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.

Services Provided

Person centered adult services provided by Stewarts Care.

Residential Services

Stewarts care continuously strives to promote a high standard of care by implementing evidence-based best practice to achieve excellence in service provision. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, individualised supports and care are provided to residents to enable them to live the life of their choice with dignity and respect as an equal and valued member of the community. Each resident is supported to develop a personal plan to enable them to reach their own life goals. The changing pattern towards community living has enabled Stewarts to offer a range of accommodation throughout Kildare and West Dublin, focused on providing a homely environment with the individual preferences and wishes of each resident at the core. All homes are regulated by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Residential Services

Independent Living

Service users living self directed independent lives. The Supported Independent Living Programme provides the opportunity for service users to live independently and develop fuller lives in their community. Some of the support is provided by Stewarts Care in training service users in; literacy, numeracy and money management, use and care of domestic appliances, food safety, nutrition and cooking kills, time management, first aid, managing medication, relationships, domestic fire safety, road safety training, community orientation.

Independent Living

Day Services

Training, education and employment opportunities. The service has centres in a number of locations such as Rossecourt, Palmerstown and Kilcloon. The aim of the department is to provide flexible, holistic and integrated training & educational programmes. Service Users are offered training in vocational skills, personal development and life skills. A person-centred approach is used to identify a Service User’s individual plan and how this can be met. The various programmes are integrated in the community and actively work towards community inclusion.

Day Services

Nurse Practice Development

Stewarts continues its partnership with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) to provide an Intellectual disability nurse training programme as part of the 4 year honours degree. Successful completion of the programme and conferring of the honours degree leads to registration on the Intellectual disability section of the Nursing register maintained by NMBI (Nursing and midwifery board of Ireland). The four year programme is divided between theoretical education in TCD and the practical component by HSP (Health Service Providers) in Stewarts care and affiliated services

Nurse Practice Development

Transitions

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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.