Dara is a Section 39 agency funded in the main by the HSE in CHO7. Dara also supports a small number of people in CHO9, CHO4, CHO5 and CHO6. Dara is a registered charity which is managed by a Board of Trustees.

Dara is a member of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies. IBEC, The Disability Federation of Ireland, The Wheel and HSEA. Dara works in partnership with other Section 39 and Section 38 agencies and community organisations to lobby on behalf of people with disabilities for improved services and funding for adults with an intellectual disability.

We provide the following services-

Dara Community supports people who live in ordinary houses mainly in the Celbridge and North Dublin area. Some people live by themselves and some people share a home with others. Each person has a right to choose with whom and where they live in line with their will and preference.

The Dara Respite Service is available to people who access days services in the area. Access to the respite service is coordinated by the social workers in the day services. Dara Respite supports adults to socialise and meet up with friends and get out and about in community enjoying a full life.

Dara Possibilities supports adults, one person at a time to plan for a full life in partnership with their circle of support. Each person with an intellectual disability is supported to exercise their rights as a valued and contributing member of their local community.

Coming soon.

Dara will begin to provide individual and group employment supports in 2024.

Dara has been awarded a five year grant from Pobal to fund these supports.