South West Dublin kildare and Wicklow Region
Welcome to the homepage for services in the South West Dublin, Kildare and West Wicklow region. We cover counties South West Dublin and Kildare. We provide a range of services and activities to people with MS, their families, health professionals and others interested in or concerned about MS.
Services are provided by professionally trained staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. In the South West Dublin and Kildare region, we have a voluntary Branch offering local support and contact - Kildare
South West Dublin, Kildare & West Wicklow Regional Services
The services listed below are provided by our staff team and voluntary Branches. To learn more about these services or to ask any questions, please get in touch with our office today.
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Individual and family support, often called casework, is a one-to-one service provided by the Regional Community Worker. They work with the person with MS or/and their family to work through any issues or concerns. These issues may include those related to health and wellbeing, emotional factors, available services or welfare needs.
They are there to listen to your concerns, provide you with information you may need, support you in coming to terms with your diagnosis and refer you to other services and organisations if needed. Learn more about individual and family support.
Contact our office today to speak to a Regional Community Worker
Our programmes are a great way to learn more about MS, meet other people and pick up tips and hints from others. We provide a range of programmes including newly diagnosed seminars, support groups, physiotherapy and exercise classes, symptom management sessions and other information and professional advice programmes. These are run for people with MS, carers, families and health professionals.
MS Ireland believes physiotherapy and exercise is an important part of managing the impact of MS. Through our Getting The Balance Right programme and research we have devised various physiotherapy and exercise classes for people with varying levels of ability. In our region we run a number of these types of classes.
Check our calendar to find our what programmes are currently running.
The following services are run by our dedicated voluntary Branches in South West Dublin and Kildare. Services differ from Branch to Branch so please get in touch with the Regional office for further details
MS Ireland can offer financial assistance to people with MS to help cover the costs of some expenses associated with the condition. Voluntary Branches raise this money through their fundraising activities. The Regional Community Worker liaises with the applicant and the voluntary Branch to ensure money cannot be sourced through state funds. Financial Assistance is administered through a payment made by the voluntary Branch and is governed by national regulations.
There are many types of events and activities organised to meet other people with MS in a comfortable, safe and friendly setting. Ranging from coffee mornings, socials and outings, these events are great ways to learn from others and share experiences in an informal setting.
Some voluntary Branches fund various therapies for people with MS in their area. These may include physiotherapy, chiropody, massage therapy or other complementary therapies.
All our voluntary Branches fundraise extensively to fund their services and contribute to the overall services of South West Dublin and Kildare. From church-gate collections and bag packs to fun runs and concerts, voluntary Branches rely on the generosity of the local community. Check out our calendar to find out what fundraising events are coming up in this region.