Brothers of Charity
Southern Services


Welcome to the Brothers of Charity Southern Services Website

What we do

Services to Persons with Intellectual Disability.

We provide a range of age-appropriate services to over 600 people - children (77%) and adults (23%) - with intellectual disability in the Cork & Kerry Region. These services include day, residential, multidisciplinary support services respite and family support services. We also provide an adult respite facility to adults in the region. We aim to enable each service user to access the highest standard of service based on their individual requirements.

We also provide a number of Regional Specialist Services

  • Regional Behavioural Support Service for Children and Adolescents presenting with Challenging Behaviour
  • Regional Service for Children and Adolescents presenting with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Regional Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services

    We all dream of providing the Service of Excellence. It is not easy – it takes a great deal of consultation, planning, hard work and relationship building. We have the privilege of enabling service participants in achieving their full potential, of providing a supporting role for families and of promoting an inclusive community.

    A Heritage of Expertise

    We pride ourselves in employing staff (over 800 people) who contribute a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Services. We operate a policy of employing qualified staff and of providing on-going professional development training. Many of our staff have vast experience in working with persons of wide-ranging diagnosis, of varying age-ranges and settings. This helps us to combine the best of individual talents with the use of the most up to date best practice, in the context of proving value for money. The Services not only offer service users the chance to mature and grow in a relaxed, friendly and healthy environment, but offer a professional approach in our real work of enabling them to become champions in their local community.

    Building on success – Our Service Structure

    As the Southern Services continue to grow and develop, every effort is made to ensure that the infrastructure and facilities are in place to facilitate the development of localised and autonomous services. Our services are organised into geographical sectors within the Southern Health Board Area (see map for more detail). Within each sector, services are delivered in small service centres that are grouped in Service Communities. We provide a multidisciplinary team-approach in facilitating Service users in each area.

    We operate close links with the other Regions of the Brothers of Charity Services in Ireland (Clare, Galway, Limerick, Roscommon, and South East). Our principle funding authority is the Southern Health Board, which contracts us to provide certain services under a Service Agreement.

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    Una Nagle
    Chief Executive

    Our Mission Statement

    Company Name:      Brothers of Charity Southern Services
    Registered Office:      Lota, Glanmire, Co. Cork
    Telephone:      021 4821012
    Company No:      416990
    Place of Registration:      Dublin, Ireland.
    Brothers of Charity Southern Services is a company limited by guarantee having a share capital.

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