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Care Philosophy & History

At Nua Healthcare, we believe that having the highest quality of care is an absolute right of every Service User. We are committed to providing our Service Users with individual, personalised care within a safe, stimulating and homely environment.

Our core principle is that services should be moulded around each individual, as opposed to demanding that an individual should be moulded to a service.

Every Service User is involved throughout the decision-making process of their care. We strive to empower individuals shape their own lives and the services they receive.

Our residential care homes are spacious and generously refurbished, located on large sites in peaceful countryside settings.

We actively help our Service Users to develop life skills which in turn, supports them to realise their own full potential. We encourage each individual's participates in an array of recreational activities and services to enable them to build upon their skills for seeking employment opportunities or gaining access to educational opportunities.

Above all, helping people to lead fulfilled, independent lives is what Nua Healthcare is about.

History and Principles

Nua Healthcare was established in 2004 by a group of experienced Social Care Professionals working in community outreach services for people with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and significant Challenging Behaviours.  

Concerned by the lack of appropriate services available to this client group other than institutional, Edward Dunne, former CEO, and a colleague, Ciaran Roche, founded Nua Healthcare. Nua's first service was set up as a high support respite service for persons with Asperger Syndrome in the Kildare countryside.

Since Nua Healthcare’s humble beginnings, the range of services and care provided has grown significantly. Today, we provide residential care services on a national scale to a diverse population of individuals. We are the largest private residential care provider in Ireland.



"This home is my life, I go to day service, do woodwork and I have taken part in the Olympics, this home is a family to me, I love living here". Jason.