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Useful links
Stroke support site

This site has provided the links/contacts below in the hope that it will provide you with some accurate and useful information. However we cannot accept responsibility as to the content or suitability of the information contained on these websites/contacts. We have endeavoured to provide as many third party links as possible and to update these as frequently as we can, however, as some may change and become non-functional they may not be available at all times.
The HSE has a comprehensive web site of its services and related links, however as new services develop it is always worth telephoning your local health centre and citizens information office for services that may assist you www.hse.ie.

Information about Stroke
Advocacy Service (Disabilities)
Information /Organisations about Acquired Brain Injury
Health Centres
Home Help Service
Personal Support for people with a disability (under 65)
Day Centres
Meals on Wheels
Carer Organisations
Community Welfare Offices
Monitored Alarms
Counselling Services
Chiropodist
Medical Supplies
Private Nursing Homes
Occupational Guidance
Transportation
Wheelchair Hire
Wheelchair Taxi
Books about peoples own experiences



Information About Stroke




Advocacy Service (Disabilities)


    Mary Carroll, Ballyhoura Advocacy Service, Ballyhoura area, East Limerick, North Cork. Tel (063) 30532 email: m.carroll@ballyhoura.org


Information /Organisations about Acquired Brain Injury




Health Centres


  • Clare


  • CarrigaholtTel (065) 905 8205
    ClarecastleTel (065) 682 8525
    EnnistymonTel (065) 707 1143
    KildysartTel (065) 683 2012
    KilkeeTel (065) 905 6381
    KilmihilTel (065) 905 0155
    KilrushTel (065) 905 4200
    LisdoonvarnaTel (065) 707 4194
    ScariffTel (061) 921 286
    ShannonTel (061) 718 400
    SixmilebridgeTel (061) 369 427
    TullaTel (065) 683 5264
    KilmaleyTel (065) 683 9747/G.P. (065) 683 9748
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  • Limerick
  •  
  • AbbeyfealeTel (068) 31309
    AdareTel (061) 396 442
    AnnacottyTel (061) 331 710
    AskeatonTel (061) 398 233
    BallylandersTel (062) 46849
    BallynantyTel (061) 457 100
    Bishop StreetTel (061) 417 054
    Bruff Tel (061) 382 218
    Caherconlish Tel (061) 351 899
    Cappamore Tel (061) 381 371
    CastleconnellTel (061) 377 658
    Croom Tel (061) 397 206
    DoonTel (061) 380 031
    DooradoyleTel (061) 482 600
    DromcollogherTel (063) 83404
    FoynesTel (069) 65500/65542
    HospitalTel (061) 383 031
    GalballyTel (062) 37072
    GlinTel (068) 34305
    Kilmallock Tel (063) 98192
    Milford, CastletroyTel (061) 338 071
    MoyrossTel (061) 326 010
    Murroe Tel (061) 386 299
    Newcastle WestTel (069) 62155
    O'Malley ParkTel (061) 410 988
    OolaTel (062) 47845
    Pallasgreen Tel (061) 384 311
    RathkealeTel (069) 64308
    Roxtown TerraceTel (061) 417 622
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  • North Tipperary/East Limerick
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  • BallinaTel (061) 376 321
    BorrisokaneTel (067) 27324
    BorrisoleighTel (0504) 51423
    CappamoreTel (061) 381 371
    CloughjordanTel (0505) 42307
    GalballyTel (062) 37072
    LittletonTel (0504) 44727
    NewportTel (061) 378 299
    PortroeTel (067) 23466
    RathcabbinTel (0509) 39043
    RearcrossTel (062) 79152
    RoscreaTel (0505) 21498
    TemplemoreTel (0504) 31561
    ThurlesTel (0504) 23211
    ToomevaraTel (067) 26212
    RoxtownTel (061) 417 622


Home Help Service


  • Clare
    Clare Care ServicesTel: (065) 682 8178
      
    Limerick
    DooradoyleTel: (061) 482 600
    Newcastle WestTel: (069) 62155
    SouthillTel: (061) 410 988
    RoxtownTel: 061 417622
      
    North Tipperary/ East Limerick
    North Tipperary Community ServicesTel: (067) 31800
    Roxtown Health Centre (East Limerick)Tel: (061) 417 622


Personal Support for people with a disability


  • Personal Support Services
  •  
  • Limerick
  • Tel. 061 461136
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  • Clare
  • Tel. 065 6863673
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  • North Tipperary/East Limerick
  • Tel. 067 46706
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  • West Limerick Independent Living
  • NCW Enterprise Centre, Sheehan’s Road, Newcastle west, Co. Limerick.
  • Tel 069-77320
  • Fax 069-78010
  • Email: info@limerickcil.ie
  • Website: www.limerickcil.com
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  • Irish Wheelchair Association
  • Unit 10, Docklands Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick
  • Tel 061-313691
  • Fax 061-316562
  • Email: limerick@iwa.ie
  • Website: www.iwa.ie
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  • NCBI Limerick (Midwest covering Limerick, Clare, and North Tipperary)
  • Units 2-3, Parkview Court, Lord Edward Street, Limerick.
  • Tel 061-310 818
  • Website: www.ncbi.ie
  • CLICK TO CALL


Day Centres


Day centres do not provide medical care and they usually do not offer rehabilitation services. However they provide important social care. There are day centres in many community centres. Your GP or Public Health Nurse will be able to make arrangements for you to go to the day centre.



Meals on Wheels


Contact your Public Health Nurse for details of meal services in your area.

  • Wilthsire Farm Foods
  • 27 Ashbrook Grove
  • Ennis Road
  • Tel. 061 210959



Carer Organisations


Here is a list of carer organisations that may be able to provide support for carers and information about accessing carers through the HSE or privately.


  • Alzheimer Society of Ireland
  • Alzheimer National Helpline 1800 341 341
  • Website: www.alzheimer.ie
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  • The Carers Association Ltd,
  • Steamboat Quay
  • Dock road
  • Limerick
  • Tel 061 310434
  • Website: www.carersireland.com
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  • Caring for Carers
  • 1 John Street
  • Limerick
  • Tel 061 469 313
  • Website: www.caringforcarers.org
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  • Bluebird
  • No. 7, 3rd Floor
  • River Front
  • Howleys Quay,
  • Limerick
  • Tel 061 481208
  • Fax 061 481209
  • Website: www.bluebirdcare.ie
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  • Comfort Keepers
  • 44 O Connell Street
  • Limerick
  • Tel. 1850 818100
  • Tel. 061 436730
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  • Community Care Network
  • Knockainey Road
  • Health Centre, Hospital, Co. Limerick.
  • Tel. 061383863, 061 383644
  • Fax 061383148
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  • Market House
  • Churchtown
  • Mallow
  • Co Cork
  • Tel. 022 23970
  • Fax. 022 59068
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  • Boherbui
  • Newcastlewest
  • Co Limerick
  • Tel. 087 270 7695
  • Fax. 069 77746
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  • TLC Nursing Nursing and Care Giving Agency
  • Radio House
  • Dooradoyle
  • Limerick
  • Tel 061 228287
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  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • 8 Steamboat Quay
  • Dock Road
  • Website: www.homeinstead.ie
  • Tel 061 462070 (Limerick)
  • 0504 91100 (Tipperary)
  • 021 5002190 (Cork)


Community Welfare Offices




Monitored Alarms


  • Emergency Response
  • Ryland Road
  • Bunclody
  • Enniscorthy
  • Co Wexford
  • Tel. 1850 23 2324


Counselling Services


  • Irish Psychological Society (PSI)
  • CX House, 2A Corn Exchange Place,
  • Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2.
  • Tel 01 4749160
  • Fax 01 4749161
  • Email: info@psihq.ie
  • Website: www.psihq.ie
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  • This site has a list of counselors and psychologists.
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  • Mental Health Ireland
  • Mensana House
  • 6 Adelaide St
  • Dun Laoghaire,
  • Co. Dublin.
  • Tel. 01 2841166
  • Website: www.mentalhealthireland.ie
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  • Social Services Centre
  • Sr. Catherine Ryan
  • Henry Street
  • Limerick
  • Tel. 061 314111
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  • Adult Counselling Service (HSE)
  • Ré Nua
  • 6 Mt. Vincent Terrace
  • O’ Connell Avenue
  • Limerick
  • Tel. 061 411900
  • Fax. 061 411566
  • Freephone : 1800 234 115
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  • Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • 8 Cumberland Street
  • Dun laoghaire
  • Co. Dublin
  • Tel. 01 2300061
  • Fax 01 2300064
  • Website www.irish-counselling.ie
  • Email iacp@irish-counselling.ie
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  • Council for Psychotherapy
  • 73 Quinns Road
  • Shankill
  • Dublin 2
  • Tel. 01 2722105
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  • The Senior Helpline
  • Third Age Centre
  • Summerhill
  • Co Meath
  • Tel. 1850 440 444
  • 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm
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  • Peer Counselling
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  • Irish Wheelchair Association & National Council for the Blind (NCBI)
  • NCBI Limerick
  • Lantern House
  • Wolfe Tone St
  • Limerick
  • Tel. 061 316388
  • Tel. 1890 234 313
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  • NCBI Clare
  • Tel. 065 6824064
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  • NCBI Tipperary
  • HSE
  • Kenyon Street
  • Nenagh
  • Co. Tipperary
  • Tel. 067 34290


Chiropodist

  • Contact your local Health Centre
  • Mobile chiropodist Ann Bagnell Tel 061 353127



Medical Supplies


  • Medical Express Limerick
  • Tel. 061 416671
  • Email: medexp@tinet.ie
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  • Aids to Independence
  • Unit 7
  • Westgate Retail Park
  • Ennis
  • Co Clare
  • Tel. 065 6843222
  • info@aidstoindependence.com
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  • For information about assistive technology and a directory of products.
  • www.assistireland.ie


Mental Health Services




Private Nursing Homes


A list of registered nursing homes can be obtained on the HSE website




Occupational Guidance


This service aims to assess possible future training and work options for disabled people aged 15 to 65 years.


  • Limerick
  • Tel. 087 9076324
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  • Clare
  • Tel. 065 6863659
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  • North Tipperary/East Limerick
  • Tel. 067 46701


Transportation




Wheelchair Hire

Wheelchairs can be hired from a variety of places. The stroke Support Club coordinator has a list of local hire shops/agencies. Tel. 087-2546742. / 061-371222



Wheelchair Taxi

Most taxi firms/hackney services have a wheelchair accessible taxi and you should phone your local taxi company to make enquiries. It is worth noting that you may need to book these taxis well in advance of your journey. The Stroke Support Club coordinator has a list. Tel. 087 2546742. / 061-371222



Books about peoples own experiences


TitleAuthorISBN No.Price
 
Hope after StrokeJean Murphy905451385€11.95
After StrokeDavid Hinds0722538855€16.40
My Year OffRobert McCrum0330352407€11.95
One handed it a Two handed worldTommy Karer Mayer
Returns to IthacaBarbara Newhorn185230944€10.45
StrokeMichael Hennerici, Julien Eogousslavsk, Ralph Sacco.04+3101953€22.35
Talking about AphasiaSusie Barr, Sally Byng & Sue Gilpin0335199364€29.85
Surviving A StrokeM. Ripley,White Leader Press0954821982€11.95
The Diving Bull and the ButterflyJean Dominique Bauby0007139845€10.45
The man who lost his languageSheila Hale1843105640€20.90
The man who mistook his wife for a hat Oliver Sacks0330294911€13.40
Zero point one six Living in extra timeMick Doy184018485X€14.90
Speaking without wordsLa Borie 2000,Marj Dulward,F. Crowe,Jane Marshall,Jo Robson0953819604€10.45
Depression,The common sense approachDr. Tony Bates0717128601€8.99
Family articles about TBIAllen, Claudia et col.0761687602
After StrokeGeoffrey Donnan, MD & Carol Burton1-55643-130-9
Regaining confidenceStella Townsendpublished by SET (Shropshire Enablement Team 2003)


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