Western Care Safeguarding Champions Siobhan Madden, Senior Social Worker and Designated Officer WCA Farrah Hoban, Person Supported, Western Care Association A “Champion” is someone that staff members and persons supported, can contact, if they have a query or issue around Safeguarding or Self-guarding and/or just need some advice. Siobhan canContinue Reading

The Annual Western Care Walk will take place Saturday September 10th starting at Aasleagh Falls and finishing up at Westport Quay. It is a beautiful route along the Western Way following the Erriff River for the first 5km before heading towards the Sheffrey Pass via Tawnyard. From Sheffrey the path heads towards Shanvalley BegContinue Reading

On Thursday 28th April 5.30-8pm or Friday 29th April 10am – 12.30pm in GMIT Castlebar “Making Wills involving People with Disabilities including their rights under Capacity Legislation June 2022“ Event Flyer Hosted by Western Care Association’s Rights Review Committee and Down Syndrome Ireland Mayo Branch.

Mayo Self Advocacy are excited to invite you to join our online Zoom event to share with our community the Digi-ID co-creation story so far. 😀   Event Title: Digi-ID: Co creating an accessible digital skills education programme with and for people with intellectual disabilities.  Sharing our story so far! Date: Thursday 16thContinue Reading

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, along with colleagues, Minister for Disability, Anne Rabbitte TD, and Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, have today (15/07/2021) launched the ‘Disability Capacity Review to 2032 – A Review of Disability Social Care Demand and Capacity Requirements toContinue Reading

Access Webinar Recording and Presentation on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and the Decision Support Service hosted by Áine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service and Western Care’s Rights Review Committee held on June 14, 2021. Webinar Recording:   A copy of the presentation can be found here:WesternContinue Reading

Western Care Association is delighted to present it’s recently renovated Hillcrest Apartments at Highland Lodge Kilkelly. We are immensely proud of this project and would like to thank and congratulate all those involved.    

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Interacting with the new Decision Support Service The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 emphasises the principles of dignity, autonomy and respect for the individual and preferences of all persons. It is an essential part of Ireland’s compliance with the United Nations Convention on theContinue Reading