Irish Wheelchairs Association (IWA), through its Resource Centres and satellite outreach across the county, supports people with disabilities in their day-to-day lives by offering locally-based recreational and educational programmes:
- Recreational programmes include swimming, basketball and Boccia.
- Educational programmes include training and supports for future employment; computer and IT training, good mental health and positive wellness programmes and personal development education. Educational programmes are tailored to the expressed needs of the individual.
- People using the IWA service complete an Individual Service Plan every year and this is reviewed every 6 months.
All programmes are designed to facilitate personal development and interaction with the local communities. Transport is provided to facilitated participation. There are Resource Centres in Tipperary town and in Roscrea, with outreach to Cashel, Carrick-on-Siúir, Nenagh and Thurles.
Irish Wheelchair Association has a Supported Independent Living Housing Scheme in Cashel. It also delivers an Assisted Living Programme in the South of the county, providing home care services to people with disabilities living at home.
Irish Wheelchair Association was involved in the setting up of the Tipperary Warriors Multi-Sports Club in Thurles and continues to provide support to it.
Target Group: People with a Physical Disability, Sensory Disability (deaf or visually impaired) and Acquired Disability (through illness or injury). They do not need to be a wheelchair user to avail of the service.
How to access: Direct contact with office
North Tipperary: Hannon House, Abbey Street, Roscrea. E53 VX86
Tel. (0505) 23229
South Tipperary: Brodeen, Cashel Road, Tipperary town E34 VY09
Tel. (062) 52744
Geographic remit: Co. Tipperary
Assisted Living Programme and Housing Scheme – South Tipperary