NCBI is the national sight loss agency. It is a charity that offers support and services to people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties with their eyesight. Services are available for individuals – a range of services are available to help individuals with vision impairments adapt to their situation. Services are also available to public and private organisations to make sure that...
Health & Diversity
Health services that are available for children, young people and families in Wexford. It also contains information on support services for LGBT, Traveller and Roma communities.
Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.
The background to the Child Health Services is based on “Best Health for Children – Developing a Partnership with Families” (1999). The key outcomes of this strategy are;
That all children have the opportunity to realise their full potential
That remediable disorders are identified at the earliest possible date
Target Age Group 18-65 year olds
Eligibility Criteria Within target age group and with a diagnosed learning disability, mental health difficulty or sensory issue.
The Roma Community Inclusion programme is one of FDYS's social inclusion programmes and is formed by 5 projects;
The aim of the Wexford Roma Health Advocacy Project is to;
This service works with children and adults who have communication or swallowing difficulties.
Contact Person Eleanor White (Principal Speech & Language Therapist).
Sports Active Wexford is the Local Sports Partnership established by the Irish Sports Council and housed within the County Development Board structure in Wexford. The key aim of the Sports Active Wexford is to increase participation in sport and to ensure that local resources are used to best effect.
St. Aidans is a voluntary body providing comprehensive services for people with a wide range of disabilities, children with special needs and the older person.
The Collective Sensory Group was established in 2015 as a non profit voluntary led group, based in Wexford Town.
Formerly "Family Life Service Counselling", the Ford Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre provides the following;General Counselling Bereavement Care Service
Target Age Group Adult Only (18yrs+)
Voluntary service providing support for homeless men aged 18 years upwards.
The THU administers HSE Section 39 funding to 14 Traveller Health Projects in the region. The aim of the Traveller Health Projects in the region is to provide Health Awareness Education, support to access services and promote and encourage healthier lifestyles among Travellers.
The County Wexford Traveller Men’s Health Programme aims to improve the health and well-being of the men who participate (see course contents below). The programme is managed by FDYS Ltd. and is funded through the Traveller Health Unit of the HSE. There are currently 3 groups running in Bunclody, Taghmon and Adamstown.
The purpose of Wexford General Hospital is to provide a high quality acute hospital service to enable the people we serve to live healthier and more fulfilled lives.
Wexford has the fifth highest Traveller population in Ireland (WCC. 2015, 703 families). There are two Traveller Community Health Programmes in the county. Both programs are managed by Wexford Local Development Company (WLD) and funded by the HSE and WLD. The project in North Wexford works with individuals and families in Ferns, Bunclody, Enniscorthy and Gorey.
Voluntary Disability Support Service.
Target Age Group 18 years +
Eligibility Criteria Mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Referrals Referrals usually received through Liaison Nurse, Special Needs School, Guidance Officer, HSE.
A low cost counselling and support service facilitating people from 16 years of age to the elderly. We provide individual and couples therapy with professional qualified counsellors.