Residential services commenced in 1970 under the auspices of the Sisters of the Bon Sauveur. Currently residential services are provided to 90 adults. There are 35 people living in a campus based setting and 55 people living in various houses throughout the community.
Carriglea Cáirde Services is committed to supporting people with a disability to integrate into the community, to live as independently as possible and to participate as citizens in the community. We work with service users, their families and all other stakeholders to support people to live in a place of their choosing.
Community based residential services commenced in 1985 when the first 6-bed community house was opened in Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Carriglea Cáirde Services’ housing association was formed to facilitate community based housing needs. The Service built on this model of service and currently has eleven residential homes and one community based respite service in the Dungarvan/West Waterford area. Since 2005 the number of residents living on campus in Carriglea has reduced from 60 to 35 and the trend of reducing the number of places in the congregated setting is set to continue over the coming years, in line with national policy. No new residential admissions will be made to the campus based setting – however, on an exceptional basis, service users who currently live in the community houses whose needs become very high support may be transferred to the campus setting.