Local Initiatives

Abode (Doorway to Life)

Doorway to life began services in 1986 in Mahon, a suburb of Cork City. Over the years as we developed our services, our original building was not fit for purpose.Working in partnership with Cork City Council we developed a new purpose built facility in Kilbrack Grove, Blackrock. This enables us


We are an Irish owned, Independent and family-run Hearing premium hearing healthcare Practice formed in 1997 by Leona and David Kane. We are exceptionally proud of our Independence because it gives our team complete freedom over the advice and products that we supply. This allows you to be sure that

Conect Hearing:

Connect Hearing, A Local Hearing Healthcare Brand You Can Trust At Connect Hearing we pride ourselves on being an Irish owned independent hearing healthcare company who have grown very well over the last few years. Starting out with clinics across the border region and Donegal we now have permanent hearing aid

L’Arche Ireland

Across Ireland/Northern Ireland and around the world, L’Arche creates communities of friendship and belonging. In L’Arche, people with and without intellectual disabilities live, work, learn, and grow together. We believe that whatever one’s intelligence, every person has a gift to share with others. L’Arche demonstrates that when persons with intellectual disabilities take their place

Praxis Care:

Praxis Care is governed by a board of voluntary trustees, who come from a range of professional backgrounds and give freely of their time and expertise to support, guide and challenge the organisation to fulfil its purpose. We are committed to helping those at risk of exclusion because of complexity


Cheeverstown is a voluntary organisation that provides a wide range of residential, respite and day services to almost 400 children and adults with an intellectual disability in Templeogue and throughout various community locations in South Dublin. We are committed to a future which respects the contribution and inclusion of people

Lucan Disability Action Group:

Lucan Disability Action Group was established in October 2000, to address the needs of people with a disability in the Lucan area, by eight members of the local community.  They felt there was a need to have an organisation in place that would focus on the issues and needs of

Stewarts Care:

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. OUR WORK Operating from two main sites at Palmerstown, and

Gheel Autism Services:

Gheel Autism Services was founded in Dublin city in 1971 by a small group of parents of people with autism. The name Gheel originates from the region of Geel in Belgium where since the 7th century people with disabilities were supported to live in the community and not in institutions.

Saint John of God Community Services Liffey Services:

Saint John of God Liffey Region provides a range of services for approximately 850 children and adults with intellectual disability.  The region was formerly two seperate services – St John of God Kildare Services and St John of God Menni Services, which merged in 2014. The Liffey Region currently provides services in North Kildare and South West Dublin. Our