In Ireland, specialist disability services and supports are funded by the Health Service Executive, and delivered predominantly by voluntary sector providers, as well as the Health Service Executive. Services to people with physical or sensory disabilities, people with intellectual disabilities, and people with autism are managed by the Social Care directorate. Services to people with mental health difficulties are managed by the Mental Health directorate.
The National Disability Authority conducts research on disability services, undertakes consultation and hosts seminars and workshops, to inform policy advice and the development of standards.
Links to key policy developments and related documents
- Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services
- Progressing disability services for 0-18s
- New Directions – review of adult day services
- Time to move on from Congregated Settings
- A Vision for Change – strategy for mental health services
- Research on engagement and participation of people with disabilities in developing services (policy and practice)