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  • St. Ciarans Services, Summerhill, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

    st-ciarans ServicesSt. Ciarans Day Service was established in 1983 to provide a day Service for people with an intellectual disability from the South Leitrim catchment area.

    At our adult Day Service we strive to meet the very individual needs of both our younger adults as well as our aging population of service users. Our aim is to provide each individual with a full and varied day including activities and programme’s which will both improve their quality of life as well as equip them with the necessary skills to achieve their maximum potential.

    St. Ciarans have adopted a person centred approach to caring for people with an intellectual disability in a Community based Service and Strive to promote integration and inclusion through the use of local facilities.

    Day Service Activities include:

    • Individual Personal Care
    • Assisted Technology
    • Numeracy and literacy
    • Table-top activities e.g. jigsaws
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Co-ordinated multi-disciplinary team approach which includes input from our own Nursing and Care Staff, Mental Health Services, Physiotherapist, Speech & Language

    Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Social Workers, Community Intellectual Disability Nurse, Chiropodist, Dentist, Autism Services, Neurologist, Generic Primary Care Services and also Home Support Coordinator.

    St Ciarans Specialised Pre-School was set up in 1983 to cater for children with special needs. This development was of great benefit to both the children and their parents in the South Leitrim area. St. Ciarans pre-school offered a preschool programme for children from 3 to 6 years of age who were referred by the Early Intervention Team. H.S.E. As numbers decreased we took on a very innovative task and ran a pilot

    programme of integrating our specialised pre-school into the community with back up and support of our Nursing and Staff from St. Ciarans. This proved to be very successful and presently we have no referrals whom require a specialist pre-school service. We are mindful that this specialise pre-school service may be necessary in the future and we have been involved in the planning and architectural design with the learning Disability Manager; H.S.E., Occupational Therapists and Pre-School Inspection Team with a view to incorporating child care for children with special needs into the Canon Donohoe Hall childcare project in Mohill. North West Parents and Friends will continue to deliver this service in this new Centre when necessary.

    Contact Details:

    St. Ciarans Day Services,
    Sunbeam Lodge

    Day Service & Pre-School

    Summerhill, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim.

    Unit Manager, Phone 071 9620601