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  North Tipperary/Offaly
Central Management
St. Vincent's Centre
Navan Road
Dublin 7
Fax: 01-8385%496


St. Vincent's Centre
Co. Limerick
Phone: 061-501%400
Fax: 061-330%161


North Tipperary / Offaly
St. Anne's Centre
Sean Ross Abbey
Co. Tipperary
Phone: 0505-22%046
Fax: 0505-22%525

Latest News - Overview

January 2021

For news re Progressing Disablity Services for Children and young people roll-out please go to Dublin News or Children's Services Section of this website for update.

September 2018

Denis Cronin, CEO, retires and new CEO, Natalya Jackson appointed from 3rd September 2018.

Please click here for letter from Denis Cronin, CEO re his retirement and appointment of new CEO.

August 2018
DOCDSS Corporate Child Safeguarding Statement (24/08/2018)


Please click here to view Corporate Child Stafeguarding Statement.

October 2017
The HSE is reviewing the 'Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse National Policies and Procedures'.

Focus Groups take place for relatives, families and friends to hear their view on the revised Safeguarding Policy on 2nd November 2017 at 10.30am and 2.00pm in the Board Room, Dr Steeven's Hospital, Dubin 8.

To book a place on these Focus Groups please email: safeguarding.review@hse.ie or phone (061) 461165 before 20th October 2017

Click here to view HSE notification re above event

May 2017
Vincentian Family celebrates 400 years of their charism.  You are invited to be part of this celebration!!

Click here for information

April 2016

The Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services was represented at the Health Service Excellence Awards 2016.

Bernadette Flood, Senior Pharmacist, St Joseph's Centre entered a project called: "People ageing with intellectual disabilities in residential care: the Pharmacist and accessible medication information and health information".

You can read about the project here:
http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/620634, beginning on Page 94.

For more about the Awards, please see

April 2016
Reducing Falls within the Home Environment

This Easy to Read Guide has been develped to provide handy tips on how to Reduce Risk for Falls within the home. 

Click here to read this Guide.

April 2016
Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services - Freedom of Information  Publication Scheme

Click here to find out more information about the Publication Scheme 2016.

April 2016
DOCTRID  Research Institute and ASSISTID EU Programme

In 2010 RESPECT and the Daughters of Charity Service established an international research institute called DOCTRID to coordinate and support vital research in intellectual disabilities. DOCTRID is a unique partnership of 16 academic institutions across Ireland, the US and the UK, disability service providers (Designability UK), a national umbrella organisation for intellectual disability service providers (The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies) and a national advocacy organisation (Irish Autism Action). These partners all share a commitment to ensuring that people with ID receive the necessary supports and understanding to live as full and inclusive a life as possible.

One of the major projects being coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute is the €9M ASSISTID EU Programme which will fund up to 40 researchers to examine how assistive technology can support people with intellectual disability and/or autism to communicate, live more independently and take part in education, employment and social activities.  ASSISTID is the first and largest programme of its kind in Europe and will train experienced researchers to become leaders in disability research and practice. The researchers will work closely with the Daughters of Charity to ensure the relevance and quality of all the projects. Early collaborations are already showing great potential.

Click here to meet our Research Fellows and learn more about the ground breaking research that RESPECT and the EU are funding.

December 2015
Changes have occured in Children's Disability Services - please go to Children's Services section of this website to view powerpoint presentation.


November 2015
Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services awarded the DCU Elevator Award for Innovation in Dementia

The Daughters of Charity has been recently awarded the DCU Elevator Award for Innovation in Dementia for the Life Story Project.   The Dementia Elevator Programme at DCU highlights initiatives from around the country that contribute in a meaningful way to the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.  The digital Life Story Project developed by the Daughters of Charity will help people communicate better as they cope with increasing forgetfulness.  

The Life Story Project has helped 21 people with intellectual disabilty, at varying points on the dementia diagnosis spectrum to create their own virtual life stories using personal photos, favourite songs and video clips.  Users and staff received training in the use of a pre-identified suite of easy-to-use life story and music apps which allows for a more creative, person-centred approach to dementia care.  An award of 1000 euros will help the Daughters of Charity further develop this project.

Congratulations to our Team Ireland Olympic Gymnast from Lisnagry Ashleigh O'Hagan who has won 2 Bronze Medals at the Special Olpmpics World Summer Games in LA

view her photo here

You can follow Ashleigh's progress, all schedules and timetables by clicking on specialolympics.org and view all photos on sportsfile.com

Service Users Joan Body and Josephine McMahon Graduate from Limerick Institute of Technology

Joan and Josephine completed the Leadership and Advocacy Course in LIT and were joined by their families and friends to celebrate their great achievement.  
Congratulations ladies!


For the second year running The Daughters of Charity Service were winners at The Irish Healthcare Centre Awards, which took place on Friday 27th March 2015 in The Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoighaire.  Congratulations to Theresa O'Loughlin (Regional Manager Children's Service), her Team and all those involved in the development of Oakridge Children's Service.  (read more)...

To view Assistive Technology DVD Click here

Daughters of Charity Service - Winners at the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2014

The Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2014 were held on Friday 7th March 2014 at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  The host on the night was Marty Whelan.  Over 400 people from the world of Irish healthcare attended the annual event to find out who had won the highest accolades in the sector.  The judging panel consisted of some of the leading professionals in their fields.  We are delighted to annouce that The Daughters of Charity Service were winners in 2 categories on the night:-

Winner of: "Specialist Care Centre of the Year" - Special Care Unit, St. Joseph's.

Winner of: "Healthcare Building of the Year" - Special Care Unit, St. Joseph's.

Congratulations to all those involved.


Service User Satisfaction Surveys 2014

Please find below reports of satisfaction surveys carried out with adult day and residential service users in late 2013 from Dublin, Limerick and North Tipperary.

Dublin Service User Report 2014

Limerick North Tipperary Service user Report 2014



DOCDSS Corporate Child Safeguarding Statement - August 2018

 My Home - Reducing Falls Risk (Easy to Read Guide) April 2016 

 Disability Policy Review - Summary

 Time to Move on from Congregated Settings 2011 - Summary (Full version also available below)

 New Directions Policy 2012-2016 - Summary (Full version also available below)

 National Housing Strategy - Summary

 National Guidelines for the Assessment and Allocation Process for Housing Provision for People with a Disability (Department of Environment, Community and Local Government)

  Easy to Use Mobile Phones - Information Sheet December 2013

  Achieving Quality Environments for Person Centred Dementia Care - December 2013

   My Home - Making it Work for Me

 Strategic Plan 2012-2016

New Directions 2012-2016

Time To Move On From Congregated Settings 2011

Small Steps Big Future


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