Enable Ireland Mayo Services
Enable Ireland Mayo Services
Founded in 1948, Enable Ireland provides services for over 3,700 children and adults in Ireland.
Mayo services are now based at new premises in the N5 Business Park, Moneen, Castlebar and form part of our
Western Region, providing services to over 300 children and about 90 adults.
Enable Ireland Mayo was founded in 1992 as a support group for families and carers of people with physical
disabilities. Since its foundation, a wide range of activities and services have been developed to meet the needs
of children and adults with physical disabilities and their families in the county.
Children and their families attending Enable Ireland Mayo avail of a wide range of therapy and support services,
Physiotherapy assessment and intervention.
Assistive Technology assessment and training.
Children's Personal Assistant service.
Services are community based, which means that they are provided in community facilities and in the
children's own homes.
Mayo Early Intervention Team
Mayo services have just moved to new premises in Castlebar and plans are well underway to launch an Early
Intervention Team for children aged 0-5 years, 11 months. The Mayo Early Intervention Team is a partnership
between Enable Ireland Mayo, HSE and Western Care Association.
The objective of the group was to design a new model of early intervention service delivery in Mayo for children
with a disability aged 0-5years, 11 months. The team will provide a high quality, family centered and coordinated
service to children, including assessment and intervention, in line with the needs of families and the legislative
requirements as identified in the Disability Act 2005.
Enable Ireland move into their new premises in N5 Business Park on 12 December and this will also be the home
of the Mayo Early Intervention Team.
Cáirde le chéile Mhaigh Eo
In June 2008 a partnership programme between the Centre for Independent Living, Enable Ireland Mayo
Services, the Irish Wheelchair Association, and the Mayo Volunteer Centre Ballina office was formed to meet the
unmet social needs of people with a physical disability in Co. Mayo through a common procedure in the
recruitment of volunteers.
Enable Ireland are currently leading this project and have recruited approximately 30 volunteers in the community
in Co. Mayo. Volunteers come from all walks of life, for example teachers, nurses, students, retired people, young
people, parents have all signed up to the volunteer programme.
We believe that this new project will have a positive impact on the social lives of people with a physical disability
in Co. Mayo. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Fiona McHugh at Enable Ireland on 0949060234.
How funds are used
Funds raised help build a future for our services - essentials like new and improved services centres, pre-school
equipment, assistive technology, play areas and hydrotherapy treatment pools.
Enable Ireland Ethos
The Social Model of Disability is central to our services provision ethic. This means that we focus on the person,
not the impairment. We believe that access, inclusion and equality are basic rights for all people, with or without
disabilities. This impacts and informs all our services.
Enable Ireland Mayo Shop
Located at Unit 2, Market Square, Main Street, Enable Ireland’s Castlebar shop has been generously supported
by the people of Mayo since it opened its doors in 1999.