The largest of IWA’s service areas is the Assisted Living Service which provides the service of a personal assistant to individuals with physical and sensory disabilities. These services assist individuals in their homes and communities facilitating community participation, access to education, employment and improved quality of life. The service is designed by the individual to maximise control over their personal service. This service is operated and managed in partnership between the HSE and IWA across the 26 counties.
The success of IWA’s Assisted Living Service programme has been a direct result of the person-centred approach that IWA has pioneered in the area of service delivery. IWA is committed to ensuring that each individual availing of Assisted Living Services in their home or community can maintain their quality of life and have direct input into the individualised service they receive.
A Personal Assistant carries out tasks that the person with a disability might find difficult or impossible to do in their daily lives. Assistance is tailored to the wishes and needs of the person with a disability.
Tasks will vary depending on the needs of each individual and may include some or all of the following types of assistance:
Two service packages are available from the Assisted Living Services
If you require any further information on the Assisted Living Service please contact your local office.
The Q Mark is the recognised Irish symbol that guarantees the highest standards of Quality and Excellence in Ireland. IWA was successfully awarded the Q Mark for Quality Management Systems within the Assisted Living Service (ALS) in 2013.