Gheel operate a number of day services in Dublin 3, 6, 9 and Dublin 15. The aim is to deliver a service that provides every Service User with an individually tailored programme of life skills, employment training, social skills and education with a strong emphasis on community inclusion, as to enable as much independent living as the person would like.
Each person that attends the day services chooses goals that they would like to work on. These goals are generally chosen from a wide range of areas such as life skills, social skills, future planning, physical skills, education and employment. The service supports people to maximise their independence, utilise their strengths and abilities and be active members of their community.
Gheel specialises in providing residential services in a personalised home-like atmosphere for our Service Users. Our residential services are spread across the greater Dublin area and also in North Kildare. Our Service Users live in the community in traditional community houses, self-contained apartments and single person occupancy homes. The support needs vary per Service User ranging from 24 hour support to less complex needs. Both supports emphasise the development of independent living skills, achieving individual goals and encouraging our Service Users to be active participants in their local community.
The aim of Outreach is to provide a service that supports people to live enriched lives through inclusion and integration within the community. This is done through an outreach model of service provision, individually tailored to each person. We provide opportunities for people to develop and progress in an individual setting and a group setting.
This service is needed in order to support individuals with ASD who have gone through the mainstream education system, both at second and in some instances, third level. These individuals require a different type of support than the traditional day service model. The goal of this service is to help adults with autism to transition to independent living and learn valuable skills to function in society. We believe that it is important that the support that we provide enables/motivates our services users to achieve whatever it is they set out to do. We have Outreach services in North Dublin and North Kildare.