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A society where people with disabilities are enabled to participate as equal citizens and where our member organisations are recognised as leaders in the provision of successful efficient quality services to people with disabilities.

Provide a strategic focus, cohesive voice, and excellent services so that people with disabilities can participate at all life stages as equal citizens in society.

Central Remedial Clinic

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The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) is a national organisation for the care, treatment and development of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities.  Clients who use the services have a variety of physical conditions ranging from the very rare to the more familiar, such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and Arthrogryposis.

Three hundred staff members, with the help of 110 volunteers provide services to over 4500 clients at three main centres in Dublin, Waterford and Limerick and at a number of outreach clinics throughout the country.

Services at the clinic include clinical assessment, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, dietetics, orthotics, technology services, seating services, orthopedics, parent support, eye and ear specialists, training and development, transport and catering.  The clinic’s state-of-the-art gait analysis laboratory provides invaluable information for the medical and therapy staff at the CRC and is also the pioneer of the world’s first mobile gait lab.

In conjunction with the HSE, the CRC has been developing services for children with physical disabilities in the South East region and recently completed construction of a new purpose-built clinic on the grounds of the WRH. In Limerick, the CRC is based at St. Gabriel’s School and Centre in Dooradoyle. It provides a regional service for assistive technology and seating postural management as well as housing the CRC’s mobile gait laboratory.

The Central Remedial Clinic also operates two schools for children with physical disabilities aged 3 – 18 years.  One is located at CRC headquarters in Clontarf and the other, Scoil Mochua, is located in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The clinic also runs four Day Activity Centres in Dublin at Clontarf, Coolock, Hartstown and Firhouse. The centres provide a range of activities for adults whose disabilities prevent them from participating in other training or work programmes.

All the services provided by the CRC are free of charge and, as such the Clinic needs to raise a great deal of money to maintain its high standard of care. In order to raise this money, the Fundraising Department organise a number of events throughout the year, along with its annual fundraising campaign, the Santa Bear Appeal.

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Cheshire Ireland

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Cheshire Ireland, in partnership with the Health Services Executive, provides a range of supported accommodation, respite and other services to adults with physical disabilities. Our mission is to provide quality, person-centred services which facilitate people with disabilities to live a life of their own choosing

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About Chime:

Chime is the National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss. For over fifty years, we have championed for equal rights, greater accessibility and opportunities for individuals with deafness and hearing loss.

Since our inception as the National Association for the Deaf, we have changed our brand name twice to reflect our evolving advocacy campaigning – DeafHear in 2007 and, as of 1st November 2018, Chime.

While our name has changed, our focus and values have not. We remain dedicated to a society where deafness and hearing loss doesn’t hold back an individual’s potential, personal choice or quality of life.

Our nationwide resource centres provide access to services, social workers, mental health professionals, resources, assistive technologies, as well as access to a community promoting social inclusion, events, and more.



Services Provided by Chime Include:


  • Family and Support Services (Social Work, Counselling, Respite and Family Activities).
  • Assistive Technology – special alarms, doorbells and listening devices.
  • Communication Therapy for those with acquired hearing loss.
  • Sign Language Classes throughout Ireland.
  • Information and Advice on all aspects of deafness and hearing loss.
  • A Mental Health Service accessible through Irish Sign Language.


DeafHear Campaigns and Advocacy played a major role in the government decision to introduce Universal Newborn Hearing Screening in Ireland in 2011 and also in additional resources being allocated to improve HSE Audiology Services.


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Contact Details:

Registered Office, 35 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Tel: 01 8175700 | Fax: 01 8723816

Text: 01 8783629 | Minicom: 01 8175777


Charity Number: CHY 5633





Enable Ireland

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About Enable Ireland

Founded in 1948, Enable Ireland provides services for over 3,000 children and adults with disabilities. We support people with disabilities and their families in 14 counties across Ireland. Covering childhood to adulthood our expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage

Our services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child’s physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence.

For adults we offer a range of services covering personal development, independent living, employment, and social and leisure activities.

We have a nationwide chain of retail shops selling clothes, books and bric-a-brac. Proceeds go directly to Enable Ireland, improving the services we provide. Funds raised help build a future for our services – essentials like new and improved services centres, pre-school equipment, assistive technology, outdoor play areas and hydrotherapy treatment pools.

The demand for our services continues to increase throughout Ireland. We have set ourselves the challenging goal of meeting these needs by providing a full range of high quality services, and expanding into local communities.

You can find out more about services available in your area on our website


Our Mission

Enable Ireland’s mission is to work in partnership with those who use our services to achieve maximum independence, choice and inclusion in their communities.


Contact us

Enable Ireland Disability Services Ltd

32F Rosemount Park Drive,

Rosemount Business Park,

Ballycoolin Road,

Dublin 11

T: 01 8727155 | F: 01 8665222 | E: | W:


Irish Wheelchair Association

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Mission Statement

The Irish Wheelchair Association is a national organisation dedicated to the achievement of full social, economic and educational integration of people with physical disabilities as equal, independent and participative members of the community.


The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) was founded in 1960 by a small group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities in Ireland.

IWA has gone on to become an important provider of quality services to people with limited mobility throughout the country, since its establishment in 1960. Today, our Association is made up of a vibrant network of 20,000 members and 2,300 staff, as well as many dedicated volunteers.

Together we work to achieve greater independence, freedom and choice for people living with a disability.

As a community-based organisation, IWA aims to:

  • Identify the needs of people with limited mobility living in the community

  • Empower people with the skills and support to help them address their identified needs and to participate in society

  • Create awareness of the rights and needs of our members amongst policy makers, service providers,and the public

  • Advocate with and on behalf of people with limited mobility for improved services and benefits

  • Provide and promote appropriate services


IWA has been working with, and providing services to, people with limited mobility since 1960. Our wide range of services promotes quality of life for people with disabilities in Ireland.

Driven by the needs of our members, IWA is constantly developing and piloting new concepts of service delivery. In all areas of service provision, we are committed to developing and adhering to standards of best practice.

Our range of services and programmes includes:

  • Advocacy

  • Assisted Living Services

  • Resource & Outreach Centres (ROCs)

  • Independent Living Apartments with support services

  • Motoring Advice, Assessment And Tuition

  • Parking Permits

  • Transport

  • Training & Education

  • Wheelchair Sales, Rental & Repair

  • Sport

  • Respite & Holidays

  • Housing Support

  • Information & Publications

  • Youth Services

Contact Details for Irish Wheelchair Association Headquarters

Irish Wheelchair Association                               W:

Blackheath Drive                                                           E:

Clontarf                                                                                T: 01 818 6400

Dublin 3


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NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is a not for profit charitable organisation working for people with sight loss. Around 5% of people using NCBI’s services are completely blind, while 95% have varying degrees of usable vision.

NCBI was established in 1931 to promote the independence of people who are blind or vision-impaired, and now provides a range of services to over 15,000 people.

NCBI also provides a range of services to public and private organisations in order that their services are made accessible to people who are blind and vision-impaired. Services are offered throughout the community, in areas such as emotional support in coming to terms with sight loss.  Low vision examinations can see a person recommended low vision aids to enhance their residual vision. Techniques are thought and coping skills given to get about safely and to perform the tasks of daily living safely and comfortably.

NCBI’s libraries in Dublin and Cork provide a national Braille, audio and large-print book service. The Media Centre (attached to the Dublin library) is the largest provider of Braille and audio material in Ireland.

A range of assistive technology is available through NCBI’s regional centres and can be purchased online.  Guidance is offered with selecting and using technical aids including accessible mobile phones.

NCBI promotes the accessible design of technology for use by people with a range of disabilities through its Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT), which works with public and private organisations to ensure that websites and other ICT systems are accessible.


Des Kenny Chief Executive of NCBI,

“We work with all people having trouble with their vision. If their eyesight is causing them significant difficulty with everyday tasks, they should approach one of our centre staff throughout the country. We know many people are still unaware of how their reduced vision can be enhanced and how living with low vision can be made a whole lot easier.  We are aware how difficult it might be for people who have had no problems in seeing throughout their lives how difficult it is for them to take the first step to contact NCBI.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with their sight, NCBI can help. For more information on NCBI and our vision enhancing services and to find your nearest regional centre, contact:


NCBI Head Office,

Whitworth Road,


Dublin 9.

Tel: 01 8307033 | Fax: 01 8307787 | Lo call: 1850 33 43 53 | Email: | Web:


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It is RehabCare’s mission to be the provider of choice of person-centred, flexible health and social care services which are designed to meet the individual wishes and requirements of each of our clients facilitating them to participate fully in the life of their local community.

Throughout Ireland, RehabCare supports more than 2,600 people with disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, adults and children with autism and older people to live life to the full.

In more than 125 locations throughout Ireland, RehabCare provides a wide range of resource centres, residential services, respite services, supported accommodation, home-based services and outreach services.

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