Referrals and Services Directory

St. Michael’s House provides a comprehensive range of services and supports to men, women, and children with intellectual disabilities and their families in 170 locations in the greater Dublin Area. It supports 1,751 people and this has an impact on thousands of family members.

We provide clinical services and supports to 751 Children and Young Persons across the Greater Dublin area. There are an average of 100 Children and Young Persons supported by centre based respite.

We provide 450 adults with residential supports across the Greater Dublin area. There are an average of 918 adults who receive services by day. There are an average of 150 adults provided with centre based respite service.

There are several pathways for Children, Young Persons and Adults to access our services.

Adult symbol for website2Referral to Adult Services

Referral pathways include:

  • Refer yourself directly - Adult only
  • People may need to be referred by their families, general practitioners, public health nurses, School Principal or other appropriate agencies

Consent must be obtained for all referrals from an adult service user where possible and in the case of a child from a Guardian/Parent.

The two principal criteria for referral:

  • The person being referred has a moderate, severe and profound level of intellectual disability
  • That she/he lives within the designated geographical boundaries of St. Michael’s House services.

Referrals can be processed in Ballymun Head Office; Address to New Referrals and Discharge Committee, Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9. T: 01 8840200 E: info@smh.ie

Admissions Policy

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The above pathways and criteria apply for Children and Young Persons.

Next Steps - A referral is submitted to and reviewed by our CYP (Children's and Young Person's) New Referrals and Discharges Committee.

Referrals must be accompanied by relevant information, which includes recent physiological assessment within the past 12 months. In the case of a very young child, relevant medical reports can accompany a referral.

Where insufficient information is received by the Committee, they will write to the referrer requesting further information. This information will be required in order to process the referral.

Timeline - All referrals are processed within three months of receipt of the referral. Where there is a delay the Team Leader/Team Coordinator for the relevant children's team will link with the referrer outlining the reasons for the delay.

New Referrals to St. Michael’s House SchoolsIcon-School

Applications to St. Michael’s House Special National Schools are made directly to the Principal of the school. St. Michael’s House is a patron body for six Special National Schools.

The School Principal will advise the New Referrals and Discharges Committee if a child is accepted for a school placement.

Referrals to SADT (School Age Disability Team)

New referrals to the School Age Disability Team are processed separately.