CRC Annual Report 2021

21 December 2021

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The year 2021 was the year of recovery, reconnection and reimagination. As the country slowly started to emerge from the crisis grip of the pandemic and settle into a new normal, the health and social care services led the way. All of our services reopened fully and returned to full capacity, while embracing the traditional model of delivery with the innovative digital approaches expertly honed during 2020.

We coupled a fast pace of recovery with the final year of our outgoing strategic plan, allowing us to make up for some lost time on key work streams, while engaging in planning for the next five years.

We celebrated our staff and clients for their extraordinary resilience, and we were honoured with awards for our governance. We also delivered on all that was asked of us in line with our service arrangements and contractual obligations. We continued to provide our core business.

Our children’s services have two main divisions:

  • Regional general disability services in Dublin City and County that reconfigured and

    grew to five new teams under the new model of care in September 2021; and

  • National specialist multidisciplinary services providing expertise to children with

    physical disabilities from every county in Ireland.

    Our adult services are based in the Dublin region, and we operate them from several different locations. Adult services are built around individualised and group supports, as well as education and work preparation.

    We are the trustees for two schools in Clontarf and Clondalkin which are responsible for the education of 161 children with physical and other complex disabilities.

    The year 2021 saw us bring to a close the final year of our strategic plan 2017 to 2021. We took time to reflect on the successes and challenges of those five years as we engaged with our stakeholders on the strategic vision for the next five years.

    We continue to be funded through several HSE and other state grants and we also rely on donations and fundraising to support our work.