"Service users and families are at the heart of how services are governed, planned and delivered."Eamonn Fitzgerald, Chairperson.
New Group Structure
In April 2012, the Board of Directors agreed a new structure to govern the organisation.
A group structure has been established which will allow the organisation to be funded under both section 38 and 39 of the Health Act 2004.
This change has been made in the context of the National Moratorium on Recruitment and it is hoped will enable us to better meet the demand for additional Early Services, Day Services and Residential services.
In addition, the new structure will give the organisation increased flexibility to adapt to the ongoing programme of financial austerity while delivering services that reflect the individual needs, wishes and goals of people with intellectual disabilities, based in their communities and connected to natural support networks.
The Board of Directors of St. Michael’s House, including Parent Elected Directors are now the Board of Directors for St. Michael’s House Group and continue to have responsibility for the governance of the whole organisation.
St. Michael’s House Group
St. Michael’s Group is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, many of who are parents of a service user. The Board is responsible for the direction and control of the organisation. Patricia Doherty, Chief Executive Officer, together with the Executive Management Team is responsible for developing, planning and managing services.
St. Michael's House Group is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee not having a share capital. The group and its activities have been granted charitable status by the Revenue Commissioners. All activity and income is applied solely towards the provision of services and supports for people with an intellectual disability.
Registered Office: St. Michael's House Group, Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin 14, Registration Number: 51121, Charity Registration Number: CHY 20166
Subsidiary Companies: St. Michael's House (Registration Number 27628 chy 5692), St. Michael's House Services ( Registration Number 511123 chy 20168) St. Michael's House Housing Association Ltd. (Registration Number: 432718, CHY 17776), St. Michael's House Properties ( Registration 511119 chy 20167) St. Michael's House Leisure Complex Ltd. (Registration Number: 457866), Northbrook Industries Ltd. (Registration Number: 87772)
St. Michaels' House Group is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, many of whom are parents of a service user. The Board is responsible for the direction and control of the organisation. Patricia Doherty, Chief Executive Officer, together with the Executive Management Team is responsible for developing, planning and managing services.
Services are organised into three geographical regions managed by a Regional Director and Management Team:
- St. Michael's House North
- St. Michael's House Northeast
- St. Michael's House South
In order to esure that those making the decisions are familiar with the needs of individual service users, services within regions are organised into clustered managed by a Service Manager.
Parent and Family Councils: Parent and Family Councils provide parents and families with a formal structure to have an input in to how services are planned and developed. Each Council nominates two of its members for selection to the Board of Directors. Of the six members nominated, three are selected to join the Board for a three-year period. In June 2010, the members selected were Bernadette Perry St Michael's House North East, Breda Dunne St. Michael's House South and Raymond Brett St. Michael's House North.
Service User leadership and Advocacy Councils: Work is ongoing in relation to the establishment of Service User Leadership and Advocacy Councils.