WIDA day services provide individualised community based services to people in Waterford who have an intellectual disability. All services are focused on providing an individual service in line with HSE New Directions policy. The day services currently support people between the ages of 18-65 years. All staff are committed to support service users in being active participants in their community and for them all to have socially valued roles. By streamlining the services which we provide in each centre, people are supported to achieve their individual goals.
There are currently six day services providing support to more than 40 individuals. These are:
Killure Training Service: A low support service where people are focused on increasing their independence and seeking employment. Independence can be in all areas of life and they may be working on literacy, hygiene, cooking or public transport. Killure Training Service is focused on personal growth and self advocacy.
The Edmund Rice Hub: With the support of WIDA staff, along with Brother Phil Ryan and his team, service users have become part of the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre community. They have made true friendships with the people there and the focus is on being as independent as they can. Many of the people attending the hub have paid employment and enjoy the social part of this service. Some people require support in organising their day and also require contact throughout the day for support.
Inglenook: An individualised person centred service located on the original Spring Garden site.
Fusion: An active day service for people who require moderate support. They enjoy social and educational activities where there is not a lot of pressure.
Spring Garden: A small service for people who require very individualised programmes with high interest activities.
All of our day service attendees have access to a Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Assistant Psychologist and Social Worker. People are supported to develop their skills through employment, activation and education. The support of an independent advocate is available through the Citizens Advice Centre.
Please contact us using the form below to request copies of our Statment of Purpose or our Application Forms for our Day Services