Adult Day and Residential Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Western Care Association provides a range of services to adults in the Mayo area. We support people with their chosen living options, respite services, day options and helping to build social networks in peopleís own communities.

We are committed to supporting people to gain meaningful employment and to ensure that education and training needs are met.

LIVING OPTIONS

The Association provides supports to people who are living in Group Homes. A number of people share a house whereby staff offer support to help them lead fulfilling lives.

Another model used is a situation where people who are more independent and require less staff support live in the local community. Staff provide support where it is most needed.

Some people are supported to live independently in the community. Supports are in place to ensure they have a good social life, have the opportunity to have hobbies and have the chance to build friendships.

The purpose of all these services is to support the individual to live as independently as possible, with the necessary level of support from the Association and lead a good quality of life.

RESPITE SERVICES
 
Western Care Association offers respite services throughout the county. This service is designed to give service users and families a break. Such services allow an individual to use a group home for a short period of time. This is an opportunity to support the person to develop their social activities, to learn some new skills in a different location and to experience the opportunity to live away from the family home.

DAY OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

There are day opportunities available to people with varying levels of support offered. The focus is on community participation with most activities/opportunities that we support

  • Training opportunities across a range of skills for individuals. This training can be offered both within WCA buildings and using community facilities.
  • Advocacy Supports and Personal Development
  • Opportunities to build social networks and building real friendships
  • The opportunity to experience a range of options in the world of work
  • Employment opportunities
  • Leisure and recreation opportunities

Western Care Association has developed a number of innovative projects to support adults with a learning disability in the world of work. Such initiatives include the development of enterprises which offer employment to people. We support people to work by offering on the job training. This support incorporates training, coaching, monitoring and social support. The level of support is determined by the needs of the person. Many of these initiatives are developed in partnership with local employers.

OUTREACH SERVICES

Offers ongoing support to people who do not avail of our services and who may need a point of contact or intermittent support.

VOLUNTEERS

The participation of members of the local community in the activities of each service is welcomed and promoted.

Families are involved at many levels in services through:

  • Direct contact with services that visit their homes.
  • Regular contact with day and residential services,
  • Formal contact through meetings and discussions about how services can best support them.
  • Informal contact through staff they know very well to discuss their concerns and issues as they arise.

The organisation values and relies on family input in forging a future for people with disabilities in Mayo.

BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

The Behaviour Support Specialists work collaboratively with the individual, family and others who support the person to develop a range of supports to address the meaning of behavioural difficulties. This collaborative process involves meeting with the individual and those who support him/her, assessing the nature of difficulties, and then developing a comprehensive range of support strategies. These strategies will typically include changes to the environment to meet the individualís needs, teaching the individual replacement skills as alternatives to behavioural difficulties, implementing strategies to develop appropriate behaviours, and developing strategies to respond in a safe and respectful way to difficult situations when they occur. We also provide guidance in relation to developing more supportive environments for the individual to promote independence, skill development, and community involvement.
 
Contact & Address Details
 
Regional Service Manager for the North Area
Ridgepool Training Centre
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Telephone:       096 21016
Email:              info@westerncare.com
Regional Service Manager for the East Area
Western Care Association
John Moore Road
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Telephone:         094 9025133
Email:                info@westerncare.com
Regional Service Manager for the West Area
Western are Association
John Moore Road
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Telephone:          094 9025133
Email:                 info@westerncare.com
Regional Service Manager for the Central Area
Western are Association
John Moore Road
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Telephone:          094 9025133
Email:                 info@westerncare.com
Regional Service Manager for Children
Western are Association
John Moore Road
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Telephone:          094 9025133
Email:                 info@westerncare.com