Established in 1951, the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) is a voluntary organisation and national charity working with children and adults with disabilities.
The voluntary sector provides 75% of the disability services in Ireland and, alongside a number of voluntary organisations and the Health Service Executive (HSE), the CRC works to provide a variety of services to children and adults with disabilities. We provide general disability services along with and in partnership with the HSE and the wider disability sector, and we also provide highly specialist national services not replicated elsewhere in the sector. Our children’s services have two main divisions:
Our children’s disability network teams (CDNTs) work with parents and families to make a positive difference despite the challenges that can come with disabilities. We offer specific medical and clinical services for children, young people and adults with disabilities through the life cycle from birth to adulthood.
Our national specialist services team provides innovative medical and surgical interventions, therapeutic and assistive technology services to children and adults with complex disabilities and rare conditions. We use innovative medical and surgical interventions and evidence-based therapies to support children and adults to achieve their maximum potential.
Our adult services are based in the Dublin region, and we operate them from several different hubs and are built around individualised and group supports, as well as education and work preparation.
We are the trustees for two special schools in Clontarf and Clondalkin which are responsible for the education of 161 children with physical and other complex disabilities.
We are funded through several HSE and other state grants and we also rely on donations and fundraising to support our work.
We employ an average of 400 people and are supported by approximately 100 volunteers.
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