RehabCare, the Care division of the Rehab Group, has been nominated for the Best Not-for-Profit category as part of the prestigious Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a sold-out event on Friday, November 17th, at the Limerick Strand Hotel.
The awards highlight the outstanding work carried out by businesses and community groups throughout the Mid-West region. RehabCare is a not-for-profit organisation that has been delivering services across the Midwest since 1995. It began with one sheltered workshop in John Street in 1995 with just three staff and a Community Employment Scheme. Today, RehabCare provides life-changing services to hundreds of children and adults with physical and sensory disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism, mental health issues and older persons. RehabCare currently provides residential care, respite, in-home support, Day services, outreach, and day services.
RehabCare delivers services in conjunction with the HSE, and residential services to adults are delivered in partnership with our housing association, Newgrove Housing Association.
Grainne Fogarty, Director of Care with Rehab Group, said: “The breath of our service delivery across the Mid-West means that we are engaging with multiple stakeholders, including individuals, families, Social Workers, Children’s Disability Network Teams, Disability Case Managers, mainstream and special schools and colleges of further education and training. The impact of the work we do and the support we provide cannot be underestimated. We employ 471 staff supporting 487 service users and their families across our different service models in the region. We are also actively engaged with local employers, securing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Our service users across the region are also actively involved in local and national advocacy committees representing their needs and the needs of their colleagues on national issues impacting individuals with disabilities on a national stage.”
“All the services we offer are committed to empowering those we support to live the life of their choosing, and all of our staff are focused on breaking down any barriers that prevent this from happening. We put individuals with disabilities at the heart of their communities. We also support 29 individuals to live at the heart of Limerick city with access to all of the amenities that the city offers in Parnell Place. Over the past two years, our pillar services have won their respective categories in the Irish Health Care Centre Awards.
The demand for our services continues to grow, and we will continue to respond to these demands. As Director of Care, I am immensely proud to be nominated for this award, and I want to thank all my colleagues across all services for their unwavering dedication and support as we work hard every day to support people to live lives of their choosing. I am also immensely proud of the work that all the staff do daily, supporting individuals sometimes in the most challenging circumstances and none more than the challenges they have faced over the last number of years.”
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