The Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon aims to support people as individuals to make individual choices about their lives rather than choices as a member of a group. Given that the focus is on the individual rather than the group, it operates on a “your life” rather than a “your turn” basis.


The Brothers of Charity Services started in Roscommon in 1975 in Ivy House, Castlerea. Since then it has grown to provide services to all age groups of people who have an intellectual disability and autism.

There are 296 people with intellectual disability on the Department of Health database in Co. Roscommon. Our service development and delivery has as its own Vision which is summarised in the following statement:

“The Brothers of Charity Services, Roscommon values people’s freedom and dignity. We support people in discovering their personal vision and in living the lives they choose”.

This vision places us very much in the community where we emphasize mainstreaming, independence, and community involvement.

Our service development is also strongly influenced by a person-centred approach whereby individual people’s needs for services are recorded through individual plans, which then influence how services are developed.

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