Brothers of Charity Services Ireland
The Brothers of Charity Services in Ireland provide a variety of services and supports to approximately 6,500 people with an intellectual disability or autism, and their families, throughout Counties Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Roscommon, Tipperary, and Waterford.
The supports, which include residential, respite, day, host families, home based, and multidisciplinary, are provided by approximately 3,000 staff with a variety of professional backgrounds and experience, and who are motivated in their work by the Ethos, Vision and Values of the Brothers of Charity Services.
They work in partnership with local communities, state agencies and voluntary organisations to initiate and develop increasingly inclusive opportunities, for and with, the people who use the Brothers of Charity Services.
The Brothers of Charity Services in Ireland is a learning organisation whose responses are based on best practice, and in full recognition of the right of each person to self-determine their life goals and wishes.
They listen to those they serve and, subject to resources, endeavour to provide individuals with high quality supports that best suit their wishes and requirements.
The Brothers of Charity Services is an international, voluntary religious organisation founded in Belgium in 1807, by Canon Peter Triest. The Brothers of Charity opened their first services in Ireland in 1883 to provide for mental health needs.
In 1938 they started to develop services for people with an intellectual disability and their families. These services grew steadily over the years, so that today the Congregation is the largest provider of services for people with an intellectual disability in Ireland.See more