Health services for people with disabilities
A general introduction to the services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE) for people with disabilities.
Assessment of need for people with disabilities
The Disability Act 2005 provides for, among other things, the assessment of need of people with disabilities. Find out how the assessment is carried out.
Day centres and day care
Day centres and day care centres in Ireland provide a range of social and rehabilitative services for older people and people with disabilities.
Respite care provides alternative family or institutional care to someone who needs care, so that their carer can take a short break, a holiday or a rest.
Rehabilitation and training services for people with
There are various rehabilitation, training and employment services for people with disabilities. Find out more.
Nursing Homes Support Scheme
People who move into registered nursing homes may receive financial support from the HSE under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.
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National Physical and Sensory Disability Database
Ireland's national Physical and Sensory Disability Database contains information on the specialised health and personal social service needs of people in Ireland with a physical or sensory disability.
National Intellectual Disability Database
The National Intellectual Disability Database is used to monitor and plan services for people with intellectual disabilities.
Blind Welfare Allowance
A means tested supplementary payment made to certain people who are blind or visually impaired.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.