St. Joseph’s Foundation Adult Services provides our service users a wide range of day programmes/activities to enable them to achieve their desired goals.
We support our service users to achieve their goals through:
- Therapeutic Programmes
- Community Based Activities
- Health and Leisure Activities
- Access to further education and development
- Access to employment opportunities
- Personal Plans.
We adhere to National Guidelines and Directives, including New Directions.
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Range of Supports
The range of supports provided to our service users should equip them to:
- Make choices and plans to support personal goals
- Have influence over the decisions which affect their lives
- Achieve personal goals and aspirations
- Be active, independent members of their community and society.
Our staff work with our service users and their families to support them in achieving a life of their choosing in line with our Mission Statement.
“To provide people with Intellectual Disabilities the opportunity to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential”.
Currently we have 9 day service Units, located in the following areas:
These services operate from 9a.m. to 4p.m. – Monday to Friday.
St. Joseph’s Foundation operates a referral and admission policy which outlines how to access our day services.
Glen Bridge is a brand name for the produce offered by St. Joseph’s Foundation.
It features products from the following areas:
- Garden Centre
- The Forge Coffee Shop and Print
Glen Bridge Garden Centre
Glen Bridge Garden Centre is situated in the heart of St. Joseph’s Foundation, Baker’s Road, Charleville. It is a horticultural unit consisting of a nursery, sensory garden, organic vegetable garden and a garden centre which is open to the public.
“At Glen Bridge nursery we promote the physical and psychological benefits of horticulture. Through the nurturing of plants we gain an understanding of life processes and sustainability.
Staff aim to facilitate social integration for service users while learning life and core skills through horticulture in a safe, caring, supportive environment nurturing choice, happiness and personal development.
The Garden Centre is open to the public Monday to Friday all year round (except Easter and Christmas week) to facilitate social integration with customers.
9am to 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) (Closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm)
Sensory and Organic Vegetable Gardens
Planted parallel to the garden centre are the Sensory and Organic Vegetable gardens.
The Sensory Garden provide a tranquil area for service users and a wealth of therapeutic sensory experiences.
The Organic Vegetable Garden provides an opportunity for service users to experience growing, maintaining and harvesting fruit and vegetables through work based training.
A horticultural maintenance team looks after the various properties of St Joseph’s Foundation. This enables service users to benefit from social interaction outside the main campus while enjoying the benefits of occupational work based training in the area of horticulture eg. grass cutting, pruning, weeding etc.
Glen Bridge Craft Department.
Under the Glen Bridge Craft label, we design and produce unique high quality craft work. The Craft department offers our service users opportunities to participate in and develop creative skills through a varied art and craft programme.
Our current contemporary range of work can be seen and purchased in:
The Forge Craft Shop
Tel: (063) 89252 or (063) 21686
Glen Bridge Print Department.
Located at The Forge, Glen Bridge Print provides an extensive print service for business and personal requirements. Glen Bridge Print enables the service users to participate in all elements of the printing process and cultivate new skills across every element of the print department’s activities.
9am to 4.30 p.m.
Glen Bridge Needlework Department.
Glen Bridge Needlework Department, located in the Bakers Road campus, provides our service users with the opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills in the area of needlework. In addition we provide a stimulating programme of leisure pursuits and social events on an individual and group basis in line with New Directions.
The Needlework Department also provides an embroidery and graphic printing service.
Our service includes the personalization of:
- Serviettes & Tablecloths
- Baby blankets, sheets etc.
Tel: (063) 89252 or (063) 33305
The Forge Coffee Shop
In 2003, The Forge Coffee Shop was established to provide an opportunity for service users to develop further skills in the areas of catering and hospitality. It also provides facilities and services for the local community. The service users get an opportunity to train and work in a catering environment and progress to greater levels of independence and integration.
The service users at the Forge work in a creative environment in which they receive training in all areas of food preparation and service. Working together with our team of service users, chefs and counter staff, we have created a range of homemade products under the name Glen Bridge of which we are very proud.
The Forge is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
The Forge has also been approved by the HSE to produce gluten-free products and have an extensive range of same.
The Forge Coffee Shop
From 9am to 4pm
Tel: (063) 30103