MooreHaven was founded in 1981 to provide a day service for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Today, the service provides day and residential services to over 120 service users and their families through the work of over 80 staff. Service users attend from within a 30-mile radius of Tipperary Town, primarily from counties Tipperary and Limerick. MooreHaven currently has day facilities in Tipperary Town and Cashel and four residential homes in Tipperary Town. Significant growth and expansion is envisaged in the years ahead.
Services provided now encompass day services, training programmes, day activation, supported work/employment, and HIQA-registered residential and respite facilities. Funding is provided by the HSE under Section 39 of the Health Act 2004 and from MooreHaven’s members and supporters and its fundraising activities.
MooreHaven fully subscribes to the core values of Person-Centredness, Active Citizenship, Community Inclusion and Quality in line with the HSE New Directions Model of delivering personal supports within the local community. We foster a sense of purpose within our Service Users, based on their ability and dignity as individuals, and promote their full integration into the communities in which they live and work.
We are committed to working with people with an intellectual disability to claim their rightful place as valued citizens. Inclusion is a fundamental principle that underlies all aspects of our work. We believe in the intrinsic value of every person and aim to further the dignity of all those associated with our services – people with disabilities, their families and those who work with them.
Our Vision & Mission
The Vision, Mission and Values, and MooreHaven’s strategic priorities and related goals, have been developed as a result of multiple stakeholder consultations and engagements in 2022 and early 2023 with over 200 individuals.