Charities

Clare Crusaders (2019)

Clare Crusaders

The Clare Crusader's Children's Clinic provides free therapy and specialist treatment to over 350 children with specialist needs in County Clare. The Crusaders are a self financing service located in Barefield just outside Ennis The clinic receives no state funding and must raise over €250,000 per annum to provide the current level of therapy for children. The Clinic was opened in 2007 thanks to the dedication and hard work of a group of parents to overcome the lack of publicly available treatment for children with autism and cerebral palsy.  It was a community response to the lack of access to services that children with disabilities need in order to meet their potential.

The clinic started with one therapist and now employ nine staff members delivering approximately 200 hours of therapy per week, catering for over 40% of children in County Clare with special needs. The Clinic is managed on a voluntary basis and do not charge for access to the therapists to ensure that anyone can access their supports.



Ennis & Clare Samaritans (2019)

Ennis & Clare Samaritans

Samaritans’ vision is that few people die by suicide. Samaritans offer confidential, emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress and despair, including feelings which may lead a person to take their own life. Samaritans offer people the time and space to work out their own way forward without judging or giving advice.

The Samaritans have been in Ennis on the Kilrush Road for 36 years. Last year the Ennis branch received over 41,000 contacts, some of whom expressed suicidal feelings and nationally a total of 630,000 calls were answered by The Samaritans.

The Samaritans Freephone number 116123 and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, volunteers offer face to face emotional support to visitors to the branch and provide support through our email service at jo@samaritans.ie. and the texting (SMS) service at 087 260 9090. The Ennis branch is open every day 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.



Clare Suicide Bereavement Support (2018)

Clare Suicide Bereavement Support

Clare Suicide Bereavement Support is a group of trained, non-professional volunteers who befriend and support individuals, families and communities bereaved by suicide.

The suicide may be recent or in the past.

claresuicidebereavementsupport.com



The Alzheimer’s Association of Ireland (2018)

The Alzheimer’s Association of Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers.

alzheimer.ie



Cliona’s Foundation (2017)

Cliona’s Foundation

Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance to families with critically and terminally ill children

clionasfoundation.ie/



Clare Haven (2017)

Clare Haven

Clare Haven  provides support and information to women and children who experience domestic abuse

clarehaven.ie/



Slainte an Chlair - Clare Cancer Support (2016)

Slainte an Chlair - Clare Cancer Support

Clare Cancer Support provides access to information about diagnosis, treatment and care. It can also put people in touch with practical, emotional and social support.

clarecancersupport.com



RNLI Lifeboats - Mid-West Region (2016)

RNLI Lifeboats - Mid-West Region

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

It provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.

With its lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, it is committed to saving lives.

rnli.org



Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja (2015)

Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja

Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja is a non-governmental, non-profit, interfaith organization. Since 2005 it has provided palliative care to patients with life threatening and life limiting illnesses in Busoga Region and Buikwe district in Uganda, an area of 10,000 km2 with a population of 2.1 million people.

raysofhopehospicejinja.org



TLC4CF (Tipperary, Limerick & Clare for Cystic Fibrosis) (2015)

TLC4CF (Tipperary, Limerick & Clare for Cystic Fibrosis)

TLC4CF(Tipperary, Limerick & Clare for Cystic Fibrosis) is a regional branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Ireland dedicated to improving services and quality of life for people with Cystic Fibrosis living in

tlc4cf.com



Headway Brain Injury Services & Support (2014)

Headway Brain Injury Services & Support

Headway act as a lifeline for people living with Acquired Brain Injury in Ireland. Brain injury can upend an individual and their family. It can often be a difficult, life-long road and not always obvious to others. We provide services to help people with their own goals for recovery. We want to help make the most of your potential, improve your quality of life and level of independence. To find out more about Headway, select from any of the menu choices.

headway.ie



St. Anne’s School - Sensory Room (2013)

St. Anne’s School - Sensory Room

St. Anne’s School is a special school established in 1973 and caters for pupils from Co. Clare with special educational needs within the range of mild general learning disability, from 4- 18 years of age.

stannesennis.ie



Sunshine Ward, Regional Hospital, Limerick (2013)

Sunshine Ward, Regional Hospital, Limerick

The Children’s ark is a s a purpose built paediatric unit for children at University Hospital Limerick

hse.ie