Nua Healthcare believe in empowering individuals to live as independently as possible. We currently support individuals in an array of settings and have been developing an array of training programs, facilities and outreach support structures to facilitate all our service users in making the move towards independence.
In 2010 Nua Healthcare completed a new exciting addition to our service - Taliesin Independent Living complex. Taliesin acts as a stepping stone for individuals able to make the move toward independence, yet who still require the comfort of nearby support should they need it. Individuals can move from other higher dependency programs into a supported environment without the risk of being detached totally from onsite supports.
Taliesin comprises of 6 log cabins on a 7 acre woodland site on the outskirts of Portlaoise. Each cabin comprises of amaster bedroom, a bedroom for an individual's guest, a bathroom and kitchen / sitting room. Cabins were provided by Shomera. built to a very high specification. The cabins are conveniently located beside a medium support facility where there a social care worker will be available to support them when they need it. Training programs, links with further education and supported employment initiatives then prepare each individual for full independence in the wider community.
Individuals can move directly into the community and bypass Taliesin, if thats what they so wish. Nua currently supports a number of people in their own accomodation in the community.