New Directions Day Service Dundalk offer support and care to adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism in the form of practical, social and emotional support which will facilitate the service user’s functioning and their inclusion as citizens in the community.
In New Directions Day Service Dundalk we draw up an individualised Support/ Care Plan which will enable a service user to develop his/her optimum level of independence and desired outcomes based on a comprehensive assessment of need. Support/ Care Plans are reviewed on a regular basis through a formal process with regular liaison between service users, our staff and statutory key workers as appropriate to review goals and outcomes. Our centre caters for up to 15 adults.
At Dundalk Day Services we aim to:
Provide a meaningful creative journey for each service user, through working in partnership with the service user, the HSE, and family representatives.
Enable and empower service users to maximise their potential to maintain independence.
Enable service users to determine their goals, leading to the achievement of their desired outcomes.
Enable service users to be active citizens within their local community.
Employ professional staff who are suitable trained in care and support.
Adherence to and going beyond the 'New Directions Guidance Document', and grounding in the twelve personal supports outlined in this document.
Enable service users to fully integrate into the local community.
Encourage the growth and progression a service user as a person and support them to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Open the door to the types of educational, social and fun activities service users wish to experience and facilitate opportunities for self-expression.
Independent Living Skills
Support with Educational Programmes, work placements and any other individual needs/requirements