What is Progressing Disability Services?

Progressing Disability Services

Progressing Disability Services (PDS) is a national programme to reorganise children’s disability services. PDS will change the way children (aged 0-18 years) and their families’ access and receive clinical disability services and aims to provide a fairer pathway to clinical supports. Progressing Disability Services have already happened in other parts of the country and are due to be rolled out in Dublin in 2021.

Services within St. Michael's House will continue to operate while awaiting reconfiguration and we aim to keep you informed of PDS updates.

Your New Team

Every Childrens Disability Network Team (CDNT) will be  managed by a Children’s Disability Network Manager (CDNM). Your child will receive their service from one of these network teams based on your home address. Please see information below relevant to your location in Dublin.

Dublin North City & County (DNCC) - Community Health Organisation (CH0 9)

The following Agencies will manage the Teams and are working closely on Progressing Disability Services across Dublin North City and County:

We’re also working in partnership with St Pauls - Beechpark, ChildVision, Chime, School for the Deaf and HSE - Beechpark.

Click here for the breakdown of the 12 Children Disability Network Teams (CDNT) for north Dublin with their lead agency. This table details the areas covered by each team and the contact information. St Michael’s House is the Lead Agency for 4 of these network teams. The new network teams will be comprised of staff from St Michael’s House and other service providers.

The children attending St Michael’s House Special National Schools; will be supported by the Network team linked to their school address.

These schools are;

Skerries Special National School will remain under the patronage of St Michael’s House.  Skerries Special National School is located in the Balbriggan Network Area where the CRC is the Lead Agency; children attending Skerries Special National School  will receive their clinical services from the Balbriggan network team. 

 

Dublin South – Community Health Organisation (CH0 6 & CH0 7)

The following Agencies will manage the Teams and are working closely on Progressing Disability Services across Dublin South

*Families currently attending St. Michael's House Goatstown will be supported by a new childrens disability network team.

Click here for the breakdown of the 15 Children Disability Network Teams (CDNT) for South Dublin with their lead agency. This table details the areas covered by each team and the contact information.

Grosvenor Special National School will remain under the patronage of St Michael’s House . Grosvenor Special National School is located in the Leopardstown network Area where the HSE is the Lead Agency; children attending Grosvenor can receive their clinical services from the Leopardstown network team or the team for their home address. Families have been offered this choice.

 

PDS Communications to Date

CHO 6 (Dublin South)CHO 7 (Dublin South)CH0 9 (Dublin North City & County)
Family Bulletin CHO 6 March 2021 Family Letter CHO 7 March 2021 PDS Letter to Families February CHO 9
Family Confirmation Letter CHO 6 March 2021  Letter to Families within SMH CHO 9 April 2021
  Letter to Families on Waiting List CHO 9 April 2021
  Appeals Process CHO 9 Parent Information

How to Make a Refferal

Below are new referral forms for the Children's Disability Network Teams in Dublin North City and County. Please complete the Children’s Services Referral Form and an Additional Information Form for your child’s age group. The Additional Information Form should be completed by the parents, with assistance if needed. All referral forms require parents consent. You can learn more here.

Form & Additional Information
CHO 9 DNCC Referral Form
Additional Information: Baby aged 0 To 11months
Additional Information: Child Aged 1 year to 2 years 11months
Additional Information: Child Aged 3 years to 5 years 11months
Additional Information: Child Aged 6 years to 11years 11months
Additional Information: Child aged 12years to 17 years 11months

How do I get Further Information?

 If you have any questions please contact St. Michaels House email: progressingdisabilities@smh.ie

Additionally, you can get in touch with your key contact or a member of your child’s team.

The HSE website includes information about Progressing Disability Services.

 

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