Posted on: 07 Nov 2019

SERVICE ACHIEVEMENTS: Nua Healthcare's Fairgreen Day Services

Nua Healthcare's Fairgreen Day Services

Nua’s Fairgreen Day Services were established in February 2015. The service facilitates and supports Service Users with their educational, recreational and social needs in a friendly and structured environment. It is situated on the outskirts of Portlaoise, Co Laois. The service caters for up to 25 individuals at any one time. There are always 3 staff on site with an additional staff member providing transport support. We also have a teacher/tutor who is based within the Day Service. The team comprises:

Team Leader: Marina Koncani
Day service staff: Angela Marron
Day service staff: Brian Cornally
Tutor/Teacher Roisin Burtchaell

Along with facilitating activities in the community, the service has an arts and crafts room, games room, pool table, table tennis table, training room, relaxation/sensory room and large kitchen which facilitates cooking classes. Each Service User has a personalised Day Service folder which includes their documentation such as Personal Plans and Individual Risk Assessments. They also have a Day Service Scheduler which identifies their individual goals and interests.

Due to the large amount of activities taking place within the Day Service, any staff members that are accompanying/supporting Service Users in Fairgreen Day Services are expected to fully engage in all activities. While Fairgreen Day Services does offer a drop-in service, attendance is pre-arranged with the center manager Marina Koncani, and the Service User with his / her Key-Worker.

Fairgreen Day Services is focused on providing a person-centered approach to Service Users and we have developed a range of activities and classes to facilitate this. The Timetable is regularly updated to reflect the interests and changing needs of the people we are privileged to support. 


View more information about Fairgreen Day Services by checking out the video below. You will also find more video content on all that is happening across our services on our Nua Healthcare YouTube Channel. Follow the link here.