Cork Association for Autism


The Cork Association for Autism (CAA) is a Section 39 organisation substantially funded by the HSE but supported by a fully voluntary Board and a host of volunteers. The CAA has evolved into a service of excellence, now employing 140 staff who range from care assistants to social care workers and outreach support workers.

Aims and Objectives

CROÍ (West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation)

Croí are a registered charity based at University College Hospital, Galway since 1985.

The Charity relies entirely on a voluntary effort and the fundraising events held during the year are vital to achive the aims of the Foundation.

The Foundations main aims can be divided into three main areas of activity namely: Education, Research and the Development of Cardiac Services and Facilities in the West of Ireland.

The heart Charity is committed to providing the highest possible standard of Cardiac care for the people of counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.


DEBRA Ireland

DEBRA Ireland was founded in 1988. It was started by a group of parents whose children suffered from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). The organisation gained charitable status in February 1988. The aims and objectives of Debra Ireland include:

Website: DEBRA Ireland

Delta Project

DELTA is a project established by the St. John of God Order to tackle this long delay in getting help for people who have psychosis. It is the first project of this kind in Ireland.

DELTA stands for Detection, Education and Local Team Assessment. It aims to reduce the length of time that young people in particular go without treatment by providing education and information. Education activities include leaflets, talks, workshops, media appearances, and articles both in scientific journals and newspapers/magazines and of course in the modern world, the World Wide Web.

Dementia Elevator

Dementia Elevator is a national dementia education and empowerment programme based in Dublin City University (DCU). The main motivation behind Dementia Elevator is to ensure that there are people in the community with the right skills at the right time to make staying at home a more obvious choice than is currently the case. Elevator focuses on the person’s ability rather than their disability and takes a person-centered approach to dementia care.

To access free online dementia training programmes including training for 

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

Our mission is to promote excellence in all aspects of dementia care in Ireland. To this end the Centre aims to promote an awareness of dementia, establish and maintain a database on dementia services in Ireland, provide education and training to practitioners working in the field and conduct and support local and international research and evaluation.

Down Syndrome Centre

Irish charity set up by parents of children born with Down syndrome to establish the first dedicated centre to provide a range of services specific to the needs of people with this diability.

Since 2002 the charity has been busy fundraising and will launch their first service - the employment of a Down Syndrome Liaison Nurse - who will work initially on a pilot basis in Dublin maternity hospitals providing advice, support and information to new parents of children born with Down syndrome.

Drumcondra Village Counselling Service

Drumcondra Village Counselling Service offers a wide range of affordable Psychological services to Dublin City and its outlying areas. Our core practices provides one-to-one, Couples/ Relationship, Family, Child & Adolescent counselling and psychotherapy applied to a wide range of presenting issues and difficulties for the benefit of our clients.

Highly confidential Service by appointment only. Experienced, Accredited & qualified therapists at hand to help you find solutions to edge forward.

Dublin AIDS Alliance / HIV Ireland

Established in 1987, Dublin AIDS Alliance (DAA) Ltd. is a voluntary organisation working to improve conditions for people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.

DAA operates under an ethos of equality and is committed to making a positive contribution towards a humane and just society. We strive to ensure that our staff, volunteers and service users are treated with dignity and respect at all times and to create an environment which promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination.

Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland, formerly known as Cerebral Palsy Ireland, was established in 1948 to enable people with physical disabilities to achieve maximum independence in their local communities.

Enable Ireland offers services for children and adults with physical disabilities nationwide.

Our services for children include programmes for babies and toddlers, pre-school age children and children and adolescents up to the age of 18.