To deliver the appropriate care and support to our tenants, Oaklee Housing work in partnership with external voluntary organisations and the Health Service Executive who are the experts in their relevant fields in the delivery of services to people with disabilities, whilst the Association provides the professional experience in delivering affordable/purpose built housing options.
Oaklee Housing has successfully worked with a number of service providers including; St John of God Association and Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiatives, Leonard Cheshire Disability and the HSE to provide community based housing for people with a disability for over 10 years.
The Government has set out a clear pledge that people with a disability will have access to an appropriate range of community based housing services, including any necessary support, with particular regard to the specific needs of people with mental health and intellectual or physical/sensory disability. Oaklee Housing is committed to meeting this demand and we recognise that we have a key role to play in facilitating the transition of people moving on from congregated settings, until this process is complete. While this will be a huge focus over the next few years, Oaklee Housing will also be working with local Health Services and Housing Authorities to meet housing needs within the community for people with various disabilities.
Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries (SJOG) is an international organisation providing a range of health and social care services for children and adults. SJOG work in partnership with government departments, health and educational authorities and other statutory and voluntary agencies.
In Ireland they provide services in the areas of intellectual disability, mental health and older people.
Cheshire Ireland provides a range of support services to people with both physical and neurological conditions in their homes, in residential centres, in supported accommodation and in standalone respite facilities. Cheshire Ireland provides services to people often with very complex and high support needs.
Cheshire Ireland has been established in Ireland for nearly 50 years, with their first centre opening in Ardeen, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow. Their aim is to provide quality, person-centred services, which facilitate people with disabilities to live a life of their own choosing.
Autism Initiatives provides services to children and adults, and encompasses education, residential houses, supported living and outreach services.
They meet the needs of people with autism, their families and carers by providing a range of services which are personal, professional and innovative.
Autism Initiatives are committed to helping each individual achieve his or her highest level of independence, by;
The HSE provides and funds a range of services for people with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities or autism and their carers. These services include basic health services as well as assessment, rehabilitation, income maintenance, community care and residential care respite, home care and day care.
Some services are provided directly by the HSE. Many of the community, residential and rehabilitative training services are provided by voluntary organisations with grant aid from the HSE.
The HSE currently directly manage Oaklee Housing services in Co. Sligo and Co. Donegal.