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Health services for people with disabilities

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
Respite care provides alternative family or institutional care to someone with a disability in order to enable the carer to take a short break, a holiday or a rest.

Health services for people with intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities
A general introduction to the services provided by Health Service Executive (HSE) Areas for people with disabilities.

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.

Intellectual Disability Database
Information on Ireland's Intellectual Disability Database. How it is compiled, the information it contains and how that information may be accessed.

Rehabilitation and training services for people with disabilities
There are various rehabilitation, training and employment services for people with disabilities. Find out more.

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.

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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