Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.

 
 

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Elderly support services in Galway City

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1. Active Retirement Ireland View More Details on Active Retirement Ireland Visit the Active Retirement Ireland Website Email Active Retirement Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
124 The Capel Building,
St. Mary’s Abbey,
Dublin 7
Telephone: 01-8733836
Email: info@activeirl.ie
Website: www.activeirl.ie

Active Retirement Ireland is a national network of groups that stand up for older people, empower them and support them to get the most from their retirement. 

To find a group in your area please check our website at www.activeirl.ie or call us on 01 8733836.

All the activities are aimed at keeping older people active and well. Active Retirement Associations are a lifeline for many older people who would otherwise feel isolated and lonely.

All older people are welcome to join Active Retirement Ireland, to have fun and have their voices heard, regardless of age, gender, culture or any other grounds.

At national level, through the work of the organisation, ARI aims:

• To promote older people as independent, self-organised and active members of their communities.
• To act as a voice for older people and their concerns at national level.
• To promote positive ageing attitudes in Ireland.
• To provide training, support and information to the local associations of older people in our eight regions.
• To network the local associations for peer support, capacity building and information sharing.

 
2. Age Action West View More Details on Age Action West Visit the Age Action West Website Email Age Action West
Address: Contact Details:
2-3 Small Crane
Sea Road
Galway
Telephone: 091 527831
Email: aaw@eircom.net
Website: www.ageaction.ie

Provides a drop-in information service on Older Peoples’ rights and entitlements,
lobbying and advocacy and the provision of education and training such as computer
and language classes.

 
3. Age Action West's 'Care and Repair Service View More Details on Age Action West's 'Care and Repair  Service Visit the Age Action West's 'Care and Repair  Service Website Email Age Action West's 'Care and Repair  Service
Address: Contact Details:
2-3 Small Crane,
Galway
Telephone: 091 527831
Email: aaw@eircom.net
Website: www.ageaction.ie

Age Action West’s Care and Repair Service offers a befriending service and a repair service for minor home repair jobs as well as recommendations on reliable tradespersons.

 
4. Ballybane and Mervue Community Development Project View More Details on Ballybane and Mervue Community Development Project Email Ballybane and Mervue Community Development Project
Address: Contact Details:
Ballybane Resource Centre,
Ballybane,
Galway
Contact: Imelda Gormally
Telephone: 091 768305
091 768307
Email: cdp4@eircom.net

Works to support and empower those experiencing social exclusion through a variety of community projects.

People to Contact

Imelda Gormally

 
5. Ballybane Library View More Details on Ballybane Library Visit the Ballybane Library Website Email Ballybane Library
Address: Contact Details:
Castlepark Rd
Ballybane
Co Galway
Telephone: 091 380590
Email: ballybanelibrary.ie
Website: galwaylibraries.ie

 
6. Bohermore Community Development Project View More Details on Bohermore Community Development Project Email Bohermore Community Development Project
Address: Contact Details:
Bohermore Community Centre,
Cooke’s Terrace
Bohermore
Galway.
Telephone: 091 561314
091 376259
Email: bohermorereception@gmail.com

Project works to empower people to manage their own development and improve quality of life for those living in Bohermore.

 
7. Bohermore Senior Citizens Group View More Details on Bohermore Senior Citizens Group
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 091 565940

The group organises activities for older people such as music, bingo, exercise.

 
8. Brothers of Charity Services Galway View More Details on Brothers of Charity Services Galway Visit the Brothers of Charity Services Galway Website
Address: Contact Details:
Woodlands Centre
Renmore
Galway
Telephone: 091 721400
Website: www.brothersofcharity.ie/galwa...

Our services are divided about equally between children (48%) and adults (52%). We provide a wide range of services with an emphasis on community based services provided mainly through four community-oriented teams, our Early Childhood Services, our School Age Team, our Aftercare team and Supported Employment, and our Ballinasloe-based multidisciplinary team. This work is supported by a range of multidisciplinary specialists and there is a network of respite care and a family support system.

Centre-based services include specialist pre-schools, special schools, centre-based services for adults in Ballinasloe, Casla, Galway, and Gort; and we have two village-type residential centres, The John Paul Centre and the Kilcornan Centre. About 48% of those who use our services attend centre-based services for some or all of their programme while the other 52% are supported in their local preschools, schools, and in other community settings.

While the Brothers of Charity Services Galway work in close association with the other Brothers of Charity regions around the country (Clare, Limerick, Roscommon, the South East, and the Southern Services), the Galway Region’s autonomy is recognised and protected by our National Structure.

 
9. Comfort Keepers View More Details on Comfort Keepers Visit the Comfort Keepers Website Email Comfort Keepers
Address: Contact Details:
Comfort Keepers,
Unit 1 Liosban Business Park,
Tuam Road,
Galway
Contact: galway
Telephone: 1850 911 800
091 455100
Email: care@comfortkeepers.ie
Email: galway@comfortkeepers.ie
Website: www.comfortkeepers.ie/

At Comfort Keepers, we provide care and support services so your loved one can stay at independent and happy in the comfort of his or her own home, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family.

We offer personal, homecare and companionship services and cater for a wide range of clients.

People to Contact

galway
galway@comfortkeepers.ie
091 455100

comfort keepers
care@comfortkeepers.ie
1850 455 100

ruth collins
ruthcollins@comfortkeepers.ie
091 455100
 
10. Community Garda and Crime Prevention Unit - Garda Siochana View More Details on Community Garda and Crime Prevention Unit - Garda Siochana Visit the Community Garda and Crime Prevention Unit - Garda Siochana Website
Address: Contact Details:
Liosbaun Industrial Estate,
Galway
Telephone: 091 768001
Website: www.garda.ie

Provides information and advice on community policing initiatives.

 
11. COPE Galway - Community Support Project View More Details on COPE Galway - Community Support Project Visit the COPE Galway - Community Support Project Website Email COPE Galway - Community Support Project
Address: Contact Details:
Cope Galway offices,
Calbro House,
Tuam Road,
Galway
Telephone: 086 0237022
Email: njennings@copegalway.ie
Website: www.copegalway.ie

To provide support, advocacy and information to older people living in Galway city. The focus of the service is on improving and promoting well being and quality of life in addition to preventing isolation for those living independently in their own homes.

 
12. Cope Galway Community Catering View More Details on Cope Galway Community Catering Visit the Cope Galway Community Catering Website Email Cope Galway Community Catering
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: (091) 700800
Email: communitycatering@copegalway.ie
Website: www.copegalway.ie

COPE Galway Community Catering was formerly Meals on Wheels but the name changed in November 2006.


COPE Galway Community Catering is a positive development dedicated to the provision of nutritional support for Galway's older people. COPE Galway Community Catering prepares and delivers over 40,000 hot, nutritious meals per annum to older people in Galway City & County.
Our objective is to assist older people to live their life independently and in their own home if that is their wish.
We provide nutritious, client centered home delivery meals. 

This service can be temporary, in order to assist an older person overcome a recent illness or can become long term, the choice is theirs.
They may receive our meal service for as long as needed and may go on and off service as medical or personal needs change.
We also provide special meals based on medical requirements, some examples include: no salt, coeliac or renal.


There is a nominal fee for our meals. Our meals service is subsidised, delivered by volunteers and is not dependent on income levels. However, some people may be in a position to pay slightly more then those on basic income.


Who can apply?
COPE Galway Community Catering provides daily nutritional support for Galway City's older people.
While our service is primarily for older people it is not exclusively so. We also provide meals to anyone who, through disability or injury, is unable to prepare a hot meal for themselves.

 
13. Cope Galway Senior Support Services View More Details on Cope Galway Senior Support Services Visit the Cope Galway Senior Support Services Website Email Cope Galway Senior Support Services
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 091 778750
Email: akenny@copegalway.ie
Website: www.copegalway.ie

Our Senior Support services promote healthy ageing through community based support, by providing information and advice in relation to health, welfare and housing issues and the provision of health promoting activities. Our services for older people include Community Catering, our meals service, Sonas Day Centre in Mervue and our community development projects in the Renmore and Headford road areas of the city. Our services are provided by paid staff and volunteers and they are developed in consultation with older people. Volunteers working with older people provide a range of activities such as art, music, yoga and craft programmes in addition they deliver meals in the community and are involved in our fundraising events.

We recognise the importance of the wider community as a sustainable resource to older people and in recognition of this have developed a number of interagency and intergenerational projects. Local schools are involved with our services through the transition year programme and these intergenerational activities are proved positive for both older people and the teenagers involved. We have student projects running which aim to improve quality of life issues for older people through researching occupational therapy interventions, technology as a strategy for combating social isolation and social marketing as a method of maximizing service use. Students are getting real world experience and learning in the community and these projects are actively supported by the academic institutions.

 
14. COPE Galway Sonas Day Centre View More Details on COPE Galway Sonas Day Centre Visit the COPE Galway Sonas Day Centre  Website
Address: Contact Details:

1 Walter Macken Place
Mervue
Galway

Telephone: Tel: (091) 753402
Website: www.copegalway.ie

COPE Galway Sonas is a Drop-in centre for the older people of Walter Macken Place and surrounding area in Mervue in Galway City. The service provides clients with meals, activities, information and laundry service.

The service is located at the Walter Macken Flat complex in Mervue, Galway. This service offers invaluable social contact and support services for older people in isolation in the community.

 
15. Croi Na Gaillimhe View More Details on Croi Na Gaillimhe Email Croi Na Gaillimhe
Address: Contact Details:
Croí na Gaillimhe, Resource Centre
Maureen O'Connell House
1 Mill Street
Galway
Telephone: 091-895203
Email: lorettaneedham@gmail.com
Email: abellsvp@gmail.com
Email: jkehelleysvp@gmail.com

Croí na Gaillimhe is actively involved in the provision of a range of services to isolated people in Galway City and County. Croí na Gaillimhe works with people affected by poverty, isolation and social exclusion, including older people, intergenerational groups, disadvantaged parents and people parenting alone, migrants, adults with a range of educational needs and socially isolated men.  Since its inception Croí na Gaillimhe sought to fill a gap in existing provision for people experiencing social isolation and to complement and coordinate with existing services in Galway.

CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS BASED IN THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Croí na Gaillimhe Parent’s Network

Crói na Gaillime Men’s Group

Croí na Gaillimhe Lunch and Social Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Knitting Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Creative Writing Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Intergenerational Programme

Croí an Gaillimhe and Third Age – Conversational English Programme

HSE – Teenage Parents Group

COURSES ON OFFER

Money Advice and Budgeting Courses

Computer Training

SERVICES

Meeting Rooms available for rent on an Hourly basis

Rooms set and furnished to your requirements including the use of:

Multi-Media Projector, Overhead Projector, Flipchart Stand, Whiteboard, Internet Access and Tea and Coffees by Arrangement.

Computer Suite

Suitable for delivery of Classes and Courses with 10 Networked Computers Broadband Internet Access and Printing Facilities.

Suitable for:

Local Community and Voluntary Groups, Statutory Agencies, Non-Profit and Charitable organisations, Educational Courses and Classes.

Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. All fees charged are applied to the operating costs of the Centre.  All groups must comply with the Centre’s policies and procedures.

Insurance Requirements

Leaseholders must hold a current insurance policy and provide a letter from their insurance company or broker which specifically indemnifies Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre.

Regular meeting room users are advised to hold an insurance policy suitable for their requirements.

Advance bookings are required.

 

 
16. Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre View More Details on Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre Visit the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre Website Email Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:
 Croi na Gallamhe Resource Centre
1 Mill Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 895203
Email: lneedhamsvp@eircom.net
Website: www.croi-na-gaillimhe.org

Croí na Gaillimhe provides a social club for older people on Wednesday afternoons. Activities are organised in consultation with the group. Other training courses take place such as computers, drawing classes, movement and relaxation, line dancing, creative writing and Intergenerational Learning.

 
17. Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre View More Details on Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre Visit the Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre  Website Email Croí naGaillimhe Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:

Croí na Gaillimhe

Maureen O'Connell House 

1  Mill Street 

Galway 

Contact: Loretta Needham
Telephone: 091-895203
Email: info@croinagillimhe.ie
Website: www.croinagaillimhe.ie

Croí na Gaillimhe, Resource Centre
Maureen O'Connell House
1 Mill Street
Galway
Telephone: 091-895203
Email: lorettaneedham@gmail.com
Email: abellsvp@gmail.com
Email: jkehelleysvp@gmail.com
Croí na Gaillimhe is actively involved in the provision of a range of services to isolated people in Galway City and County. Croí na Gaillimhe works with people affected by poverty, isolation and social exclusion, including older people, intergenerational groups, disadvantaged parents and people parenting alone, migrants, adults with a range of educational needs and socially isolated men.  Since its inception Croí na Gaillimhe sought to fill a gap in existing provision for people experiencing social isolation and to complement and coordinate with existing services in Galway.

CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS BASED IN THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Croi na Gaillimhe Asylum Support Clinic -Support for  asylum seekers in interview /appeal for subsudary and refugee status   (By appointment only contact our office 091-895203)

Croí na Gaillimhe Intergenerational Project  - Young Hearts 

Croí na Gaillimhe The Bridge Project  - Support for asylum seekers who have recieved their status to find accomadation (By appointment only)

Croí na Gaillimhe Lunch and Social Club

Croí na Gaillimhe - Adapted exercise for the older person  - Siel Bleu

Croí na Gaillimhe Knitting Club

Croí na Gaillimhe Creative Writing Club

Croí na Gaillimhe One World Voice Choir 

Croí an Gaillimhe and Third Age – Conversational English Programme

NALA Blended Learing  - Online English Language Class

HSE – Teenage Parents Group

GROW  - Mental Health & Anxiety Support Programme 

COURSES ON OFFER

Money Advice and Budgeting Courses

Computer Training

Art Class 

OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

Croí na Gaillimhe Homework Club based in the Eglinton Direct Provision Hostel

Ladies Basketball  - The OWLS are a ladies basketball team amde up of women in direct provision and women in local community. 

SERVICES

Meeting Rooms available for rent on an Hourly basis

Rooms set and furnished to your requirements including the use of:

Multi-Media Projector, Overhead Projector, Flipchart Stand, Whiteboard, Internet Access and Tea and Coffees by Arrangement.

Suitable for:

Local Community and Voluntary Groups, Statutory Agencies, Non-Profit and Charitable organisations, Educational Courses and Classes.

Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. All fees charged are applied to the operating costs of the Centre.  All groups must comply with the Centre’s policies and procedures.

Insurance Requirements

Leaseholders must hold a current insurance policy and provide a letter from their insurance company or broker which specifically indemnifies Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre.

Regular meeting room users are advised to hold an insurance policy suitable for their requirements.

Advance bookings are required.

People to Contact

Loretta Needham
lorettaneedham@gmail.com
091 895203

Aisling Bell
abellsvp@gmail.com
091 895203

 
18. DeafHear View More Details on DeafHear Visit the DeafHear Website Email DeafHear
Address: Contact Details:
9A St. Francis Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 564871 (Text: 086 8648659)
Email: galway@deafhear.ie
Website: www.deafhear.ie

Support service for members of the deaf community in Galway.

 
19. Department of Health and Children – Office for Older People View More Details on Department of Health and Children – Office for Older People Visit the Department of Health and Children – Office for Older People Website
Address: Contact Details:
Hawkins House,
Hawkins Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01 6354000
Website: www.dohc.ie

The Office for Older People is based in the Department of Health and Children. The Office comprises three Units – Services for Older People; Long Stay Charges; Strategy Development.

 
20. Department of Social Protection View More Details on Department of Social Protection Visit the Department of Social Protection Website Email Department of Social Protection
Address: Contact Details:
Áras Mhic Dhiarmada,
Store Street,
Dublin 1
Telephone: 01 7043000
Email: info@welfare.ie
Website: www.welfare.ie

The Department's role is to promote a caring society through ensuring access to income support and other services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting families. Older people are supported through income and other support services including the following;

– Information Services – 1890 66 22 44
– Free Travel, Household Benefits, State Pension, Domiciliary Care, Widow(er)s Pension, Widowed Parent Grant, Blind Persons Pension - Tel: 1890 500 000
– Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit, Disability Allowance, Disablement Benefit, Invalidity Pension, Bereavement Grant - Tel: 1890 927 770
– Supplementary Welfare Allowance - 071 9157100
– Homemakers Te 1890 690 690
– Respite Care Grant – Tel: 01 6732222
– Illness Benefit, Injury Benefit, Medical Care – Tel: 1890 928 400
– Treatment Benefit -Telephone 1890 400 400 
Social Welfare Local Office Galway Tel 091 500800 
Hynes Building, St. Augustine Street, Galway, Co. Galway

 
21. Elder Mediation by Helplink View More Details on Elder Mediation by Helplink Visit the Elder Mediation by Helplink Website Email Elder Mediation by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road
Galway

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/mediation/

Elder Mediation Service by HelplinkSupport Services Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC).

Later in life you and your loved ones may have to deal with tenuous matters, for example issues arising in nursing homes, hospitals and also when you and/or your loved one pass on.

Often these situations can be very stressful and lead to lengthy court cases. Helplink’s donation based Mediation service allows you or your loved ones to come to an agreement with another party in a fast and low cost manner instead of court.

Our qualified, accredited and insured Mediators can help all parties to come to an amicable agreement in an impartial manner instead of parties having to go through a costly, stressful and time consuming court case.

Please contact us for more information and bookings.

Direct link to our Mediation page: http://www.helplink.ie/mediation

Contact: you can email us at crc@helplink.ie, or call us on (091) 759887

 
22. Family Carers Ireland View More Details on Family Carers Ireland Visit the Family Carers Ireland Website Email Family Carers Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Barrack Street,
Loughrea
Co Galway
091 880418

The Glebe
Tuam
Co Galway
093 70022

MOSAIC Centre
The Harlequin Plaza
Garvey Way
Castlebar
Co Mayo
086 3775702

Castle Street
Roscommon Town
Co. Roscommon
090 6627698
086 8099494
Contact: Ann Gardiner
Telephone: (091) 880418
Email: info@familycarers.ie
Website: www.familycarers.ie/

Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (number CHY 10962) and a company limited by guarantee, emerging from the coming together of two long standing charities of over 25 years – The Carers Association and Caring for Carers in 2016. The merger brings the best of both charities together whilst broadening the range of services and supports to family carers and giving one national voice to represent fairness for carers. 

See our website for all the services that Family Carers Ireland has to offer.

Carer Groups

Family Carers Ireland runs carer groups all over the country. These groups meet regularly, usually once a month. The carers that attend set the agenda. Carers often use the time to share coping strategies and local information in addition to offering emotional support. Guest speakers such as Public Health Nurses, HSE and Social Welfare experts are invited to meetings to address carers on issues of interest to them. Groups provide a valuable opportunity to meet others with similar caring experiences. Indeed this is how many enduring friendships began.

Groups are also integral to the operation of Family Carers Ireland. We operate on the basis of group membership because it believes that local networks best promote inclusion and support at local, regional and national levels. Groups play a vital role in promoting recognition of the identity, contribution and needs of family carers, in articulating existing and emerging need and in representing family carers’ issues both to policymakers and to the general community. The organisation recognises three categories of group as eligible for membership in this capacity: local groups, regional forums and virtual groups.

Five or more members coming together with the same goals and meeting on a regular basis may form a group affiliated with Family Carers Ireland. Members of FCI groups will be united by a common bond, which could simply be a shared geographical area, or caring for family members with a condition in common, e.g. parents of children with Autism / ADHD.

There are three different fee options in relation to membership:

An annual subscription fee of €10, (€8 for group members) enables you to become a full member of FCI and add your voice to that of other family carers.
In addition, full members can, on payment of an annual €10 supplementary fee, avail of a discount card which entitles you to our negotiated exclusive deals.
Some groups may opt to become Associate Members of Family Carers Ireland, for €250 per group per annum.
Your membership fee helps to fund a range of services to carers and their families.

Carer groups allow carers to:

  • share their experiences, feelings, ideas, concerns, information and problems
  • access information on their rights and entitlements
  • act together to highlight carers issues with decision makers
  • have a sense of connection with other family carers in similar circumstances
  • have a break from the caring situation
  • relax, socialise and learn from other carers
  • cope from day to day

People to Contact

Ann Gardiner
agardiner@familycarers.ie
(086) 0271454

 
23. Galway Carers Support Group View More Details on Galway Carers Support Group
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Bríd Lynch (Group Co-ordinator)

The Galway Carers Support Group aims to promote the quality of life of family carers by recognising and valuing their role, and by providing carers with emotional and practical supports. The Support Group’s activities include: arranging information sessions, monthly meetings, training courses, respite breaks, accessing and disseminating information to carer members, and providing a support network for carers.

People to Contact

Bríd Lynch (Group Co-ordinator)
087- 9159508

 
24. Galway Centre for Independent Living View More Details on Galway Centre for Independent Living Visit the Galway Centre for Independent Living Website Email Galway Centre for Independent Living
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 10,
Town Park,
Tuam Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 773910
Email: info@gcil.ie
Website: www.gcil.ie

Works to enable people with disabilities opportunities to live meaningful independent lives.

 
25. Galway City Council View More Details on Galway City Council Visit the Galway City Council Website Email Galway City Council
Address: Contact Details:
City Hall,
College Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 536400
Email: customerservice@galwaycity.ie
Website: www.galwaycity.ie

Galway City Council provides a range of services through the following sections:


Arts and Culture, Community and Culture, City Development Board, Corporate Services, Environment, Parks, Housing, Planning, Roads and Traffic, Transportation, Waste Management, Water and drainage.

Housing Department - Tel: 091 536590

Social Housing, Affordable Housing, Homeless Services, Rental Accommodation Scheme, Housing Grants for person with a Disability, Mobility Aid Housing Grant Scheme, Housing Aid for Older Persons.

Tenant Liaison Officers - Support is given to Older People living in local authority housing and social housing schemes.

Social Workers - support target groups living in local authority housing including Older People.

Homeless Services in association with COPE

Out of Hours Service : Mon-Fri (5 pm - 11 pm); Sat (3 pm - 11 pm); Sun (24hrs) Tel: 1800 788 887

 
26. Galway City Library View More Details on Galway City Library Visit the Galway City Library Website Email Galway City Library
Address: Contact Details:
St. Augustine Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 561666
Email: info@galwaylibrary.ie
Website: www.galwaycoco.ie

All library branches open on Saturday and provide public Internet access. In co- operation with An Post, the library delivers books-on-tape to the visually impaired for free.

 
27. Galway City Partnership View More Details on Galway City Partnership Visit the Galway City Partnership Website Email Galway City Partnership
Address: Contact Details:
3 The Plaza Offices,
Headford Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 773466
Email: info@gcp.ie
Website: www.gcp.ie

Works to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion by working with individuals, groups and communities through a community development approach. Undertook research into Supports and Services for Older People in Galway City.

 
28. Galway Contact - Befriending the Elderly View More Details on Galway Contact - Befriending the Elderly Email Galway Contact - Befriending the Elderly
Address: Contact Details:
The Parish Office
Barna  Church
Barna
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 867892
Email: galwaycontact@eircom.net

Provides a befriending service for Older People where a volunteer visits them in their home or nursing home. Organises a Morning Club every second Friday in Arus De Brun. Also, installs security alarms for those living alone (pendants/sensor lights etc.)

 
29. Galway Diocesan Family Centre View More Details on Galway Diocesan Family Centre Visit the Galway Diocesan Family Centre Website
Address: Contact Details:
Galway Diocesan Centre,
Newtownsmith,
Galway City
Telephone: 091 565066
Website: www.pastoralcentre.ie

The Centre provides programmes and support services including two programmes Rainbows and Beginning Experience which aim to support those who are grieving due to a death, separation or other painful transition.

 
30. Galway Head Injury Support Group (GHISG) View More Details on Galway Head Injury Support Group (GHISG) Email Galway Head Injury Support Group (GHISG)
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 091 768168
Email: galwayhisg@gmail.com

The GHISG endeavours to improve the quality of life of people with acquired brain injury and their families.

 
31. Galway Hospice Foundation View More Details on Galway Hospice Foundation Visit the Galway Hospice Foundation Website Email Galway Hospice Foundation
Address: Contact Details:
Renmore,
Galway
Telephone: 091 770868
Email: info@galwayhospice.ie
Website: www.galwayhospice.ie

Galway Hospice Foundation is a voluntary organisation that provides a comprehensive range of palliative care services to patients with active and progressive diseases which cannot be cured.

 
32. Galway Migrant Service View More Details on Galway Migrant Service Visit the Galway Migrant Service Website Email Galway Migrant Service
Address: Contact Details:
3 The Plaza Offices,
Headford Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 773466
Email: info@gcp.ie
Website: www.gcp.ie

Provides information, support and advocacy to migrant workers and their families.

 
33. Galway Peoples’ Resource Centre View More Details on Galway Peoples’ Resource Centre Email Galway Peoples’ Resource Centre
Address: Contact Details:
St Claire’s Walk
Merchants Road
Galway
Telephone: 091 564822
Email: info@gprc.ie

To offer help, support and information to all those who need it across a wide range of issues including employment, equality, training.

 
34. Galway Stroke Support Group View More Details on Galway Stroke Support Group
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 091 700210 (Imelda Walsh Resource Worker, Acquired Brain Injury Irl)

The Stroke Support Group aims to provide an opportunity for Stroke Survivors, family/carers to talk about their experiences and how they are managing; to offer support to each other and to families whose relative/friend has just had a stroke. The group also provides information regarding stroke and stroke prevention, including information sessions from health care professionals. They also provide outings from time to time.

 
35. Getting Started Computer Classes View More Details on Getting Started Computer Classes Visit the Getting Started Computer Classes Website Email Getting Started Computer Classes
Address: Contact Details:
Age Action West
Small Crane
Galway
Contact: Helen Murray
Telephone: 091 527831
087 9194331
Email: aaw@eircom.net
Email: gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie
Website: www.ageaction.ie

Age Action Ireland organises beginner computer classes for over 55’s. The aim of the “Getting Started” programme is to introduce older people to the basics of internet and email. These classes are aimed at people with little or no previous computer experience.
Participants will be taught in small groups by trained volunteer tutors. The course normally run for 2 hours once a week for 4 weeks. They are free in libraries and there is a fee of €20 in some of the other venues. Please call us for exact details on each venue.

People to Contact

Helen Murray
helen.murray@ageaction.ie

 
36. Going Strong Club View More Details on Going Strong Club
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: (091) 755779

Have 20-22 members in their 70’s and 80’s and they meet every Wednesday from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. in the Church Room, Renmore and play cards and bingo. Every year the group goes to Knock in May. The club is in existence for 30 years.

 
37. HSE Carers Services View More Details on HSE Carers Services Email HSE Carers Services
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548333
Email: carersdepartment@hse.ie

Provides a support service to Family/ Informal Carers in Galway City, County & the Islands. Range of carers support services provided including training service, support group service, information and advice services, in home respite service, counselling service etc.

 
38. HSE Chiropody/Podiatry View More Details on HSE Chiropody/Podiatry
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Shantalla Health Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546040

The Chiropody/Podiatry Service is available to medical cardholders over 65 years and all Diabetics. This service is also offered to persons with a learning or physical disability based on their assessed need.

 
39. HSE Community Development View More Details on HSE Community Development
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548331

Supporting Voluntary and Community Groups especially groups supporting the needs of Older People.

 
40. HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service View More Details on HSE Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548335

Provides information and support to individuals and groups on healthy eating and weight management.

 
41. HSE Community Occupational Therapy View More Details on HSE Community Occupational Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 10 A,
Merlin Park Hospital,
Galway
Telephone: 091 775323

Facilitate client to have independence in daily living skills and improve/maintain their quality of life. Information Service to clients Mon. to Fri. 9.30am -11.30am.

 
42. HSE Community Social Work Service with Older People View More Details on HSE Community Social Work Service with Older People
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West La Nua,
Ballybane Neighbourhood Village,
Castle Park Road,
Ballybane,
Galway
Telephone: 091 741766

Provides support to people over the age of 65, living in the community, and works with them and their families to ensure that services are provided to enhance their quality of life.

 
43. HSE Dental Galway View More Details on HSE Dental Galway
Address: Contact Details:
HSE Shantalla Health Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546028

The Dental Department provides dental care to primary school children, and some special needs groups. Adults with a current medical card can access care from some dentists. A list of the contracted private Dentists is available from the dental department, Shantalla.

 
44. HSE Disability Service View More Details on HSE Disability Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546209

The Disability Services Office works with a range of voluntary services in the area to provide care, training and development for children and adults with learning or physical disability.

 
45. HSE Elder Abuse View More Details on HSE Elder Abuse Visit the HSE Elder Abuse  Website
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1850 241850
Website: www.hse.ie/eng/services/Find_a...

 If you are concerned about Elder Abuse or want to get help, you can contact the HSE Information Line on 1850 24 1850.

The HSE information line is open Monday to Saturday, from 8.00 in the morning until 8.00 in the evening.

In an emergency, where a person is at immediate risk, you should contact the Garda Siochana or Emergency Services on 999 or 112.

 
46. HSE Environmental Health View More Details on HSE Environmental Health
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548390

Provides services in the area of food safety, water sampling, and tobacco control legislation. Inspections of hospitals, nursing homes and institutions.

 
47. HSE Freedom of Information View More Details on HSE Freedom of Information
Address: Contact Details:
Merlin Park Regional Hospital,
Galway
Telephone: 091 773838

The HSE is covered by the Freedom of Information Act meaning that records held by the HSE can be applied for and if a range of criteria are met can be released to the public. Personal information like medical records can only be released to that person.

 
48. HSE General Practitioner Services View More Details on HSE General Practitioner Services
Address: Contact Details:
Your local health office can provide a list of GPs in the area.
Telephone: 091 523122

 
49. HSE Health Promotion View More Details on HSE Health Promotion
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548321

 
50. HSE Home Care Packages View More Details on HSE Home Care Packages
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546062/546065

A Home Care Package (HCP) consists of community services and supports which may be provided to assist an older person, depending on their individual assessed care needs, to return home from hospital or residential care, or to remain at home. Depending on resources available to the scheme, the HCP provided to any individual may include paramedical, nursing, respite and/or home help and/or other services depending on the assessed care needs of the individual applicant.

 
51. HSE Home Help Service View More Details on HSE Home Help Service
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546344

The Home Help service is a discretionary service which may provide personal care essential practical care and social care to the following care groups. Older people over 65 years, people with physical and sensory disability. In special cases families and children in need of practical and emotional care and support. The Home Help can be requested by a Public Health Nurse, any discipline within the HSE and potential clients and their families can also apply.

 
52. HSE Medical View More Details on HSE Medical
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
West City Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546355

Provides services including assessment of clients for grants and allowances and long term care assessment.

 
53. HSE Medical Cards View More Details on HSE Medical Cards
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546207

Deals with applications for Medical Cards, GP Visit Cards and a range of schemes such as Drug Payment, Long term illness and Mobility schemes.

 
54. HSE Medical Social Work View More Details on HSE Medical Social Work
Address: Contact Details:
HSE,
University Hospital Galway
Telephone: 091 544089

Provides information and support to in-patients in University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park Hospital regarding home supports, discharge planning, counselling, benefits and entitlements.

 
55. HSE Mental Health Services View More Details on HSE Mental Health Services
Address: Contact Details:
Department of Psychiatry,
University College Hospital,
Galway

La Nua, Psychiatric Day Hospital
Ballybane,
Galway
Telephone: 091 544458 (UCHG)
091 741730 (La Nua, Ballybane)

Most people with mental health problems are treated by their GP or referred to a Day or Hospital Service.

 
56. HSE National Information Line View More Details on HSE National Information Line Visit the HSE National Information Line Website Email HSE National Information Line
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1850 24 1850
Email: info@hse.ie
Website: www.hse.ie

The HSE provides a national information services on a wide range of health services, entitlements and eligibility. The Info line operates from 8am to 8pm Monday- Saturday.

 
57. HSE Nursing Home Support Office View More Details on HSE Nursing Home Support Office
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548426

Provides information on residential care, short term or long term.

 
58. HSE Ophthalmology View More Details on HSE Ophthalmology
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
25 Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546255

 
59. HSE Physiotherapy Services Galway View More Details on HSE Physiotherapy Services Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Shantalla Health Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546040

Maintains and promotes independence mobility and general well being through advice on exercise, safety and the provision of aids and appliances where appropriate. Group therapy is also provided in the area of falls prevention & osteoporosis.

 
60. HSE Public Health Nursing Service View More Details on HSE Public Health Nursing Service
Address: Contact Details:
25 Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 546365

Provides a home nursing service to all older clients. Offers advice and information on all aspects of home nursing care, e.g. equipment, respite care and services available in your area. Please contact your local health centre from 9.30am -10.30am Monday to Friday.

 
61. HSE Senior Case Worker - Elder Abuse View More Details on HSE Senior Case Worker - Elder Abuse
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West,
La Nua,
Ballybane Neighbourhood Village,
Castle Park Road,
Ballybane,
Galway
Telephone: 091 741757

The purpose of this service is to manage and co-ordinate a response to allegations of elder abuse in accordance with the HSE Policy on Elder Abuse and act as a resource to older people, voluntary groups and professionals providing a service to people over 65 years.

 
62. HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Officer View More Details on HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Officer
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 548360

Provides information, training and support in relation to suicide prevention.

 
63. ICA – Irish Countrywomen's Association View More Details on ICA – Irish Countrywomen's Association Visit the ICA – Irish Countrywomen's Association Website Email ICA – Irish Countrywomen's Association
Address: Contact Details:
Ireland’s largest womens’ association. Organises community events nationwide.
Telephone: 01 6680002
Email: admin@an-grianan.ie
Website: www.ica.ie

The aim of the Irish Countrywomen's Association is to provide a welcoming and fun organisation which offers support, friendship, personal development, education and live long learning.

Our members regularly learn new skills, participate in local charity initiatives and get involved in their local communities. As a member of the ICA our structure means that your voice is heard locally, in your county and nationally as we work to ensure that women’s interests, family policies and community values are at the forefront of Government policy both nationally and in county councils locally. 

For a list of ICA Guilds in you county please check our website www.ica.ie under the Join heading or call us on 01 6680002

 
64. Independent Living Ireland View More Details on Independent Living Ireland Visit the Independent Living Ireland Website Email Independent Living Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
5 The Parade
Bastion Court
Connaught Street
Athlone
Telephone: 090 64 92702
Email: info@independentlivingireland.ie
Website: www.independentlivingireland.i...

Independent Living Ireland Ltd provides telecare and assistive living services to promote independence, dignity and quality of life to the elderly, people with disabilities and their carers.

Our products assist those in need to live safely in their homes by reducing the risks of fire and flood, improving security and providing peace of mind in emergency situations e.g fall detection, that a family member/neighbour/monitoring centre will be alerted immediately.

We have two demonstration houses in Athlone town and Ballyconnell Co.Cavan which allow carers, families and individuals to view a wide range of telecare and assistive living products and to test their application.






 
65. Knocknacarra Day Care Centre View More Details on Knocknacarra Day Care Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Over Joyce’s supermarket,
Knocknacarra,
Galway
Telephone: 091 741765

The day centre operates Monday and Tuesday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The day consists of activities, exercise and lunch is provided for a small fee. It is operated by St. Francis Community Nursing Unit and supported by Galway Contact.

 
66. Neighbourhood Watch View More Details on Neighbourhood Watch
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 091 538079

Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention programme aimed at getting local communities working in partnership with the Gardai

 
67. Order Of Malta View More Details on Order Of Malta Visit the Order Of Malta Website Email Order Of Malta
Address: Contact Details:
20 St. Helen’s Street,
Galway

Telephone: 091 525879
Email: info@orderofmalta.ie
Website: www.orderofmalta.ie

Provides first aid training, ambulance transport and community care services including day care centres and lunch clubs.

 
68. RHS Home Care View More Details on RHS Home Care Visit the RHS Home Care Website Email RHS Home Care
Address: Contact Details:
RHS Home Care
Head office
Golf Links Rd
Roscommon
Ireland
Telephone: 0906 625988 - Roscommon
09493 66007 - Mayo
091 388785 - Galway
Email: info@rhshomecare.ie
Email: mayo@rhshomecare.ie
Email: galway@rhshomecare.ie
Website: rhshomecare.ie/

RHS Home Care is a not for profit co-operative society with charitable status.

With offices in Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and Sligo, we are providing a home care service for hundreds of clients across the west, northwest and midlands.

We have a pool of highly skilled employees who provide a range of services including social care, care of the elderly, house management, childcare, and garden maintenance in their locality.

Here is a sample of some of the private home care services we provide on a full or part time basis:

  • Social Care
  • Running of errands
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Transportation to shops, religious services etc.
  • Personal Care
  • Assistance with walking and exercise
  • Respite Care
  • Assistance with getting up and going to bed
  • Convalescence Car
  • Assistance with personal hygiene
  • Incontinence Care
  • Companionship
  • Dementia Care
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Assistance with laundry and ironing
  • Sleep-over Service     

We also provide the following services
  •     Childcare
  •     Garden maintenance
  •     Window Cleaning

 
69. Saint Vincent de Paul Galway View More Details on Saint Vincent de Paul Galway Visit the Saint Vincent de Paul Galway Website Email Saint Vincent de Paul Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Ozanam House,
Augustine Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 563233
Email: info.west@svp.ie
Website: www.svp.ie

Our goal is to fight poverty in all its forms through the practical assistance to people in need.

We offer direct, personal assistance that is non-judgemental and based on the need of the individual or family.

In addition we provide a wide range of services for vulnerable people through our local offices, shops, resource centres, housing, daycare and holiday schemes amongst other things.

 
70. Senior HelpLine View More Details on Senior HelpLine Visit the Senior HelpLine Website
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1800 804591
Website: www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorl...

Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.http://www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline

Senior Help Line’s vision and mission is that every older person in Ireland would know the LoCall number, call if they need us and receive an empathic response.

The lines are open every day from 10am to 10pm.

 
71. St. Francis Day Centre View More Details on St. Francis Day Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Newcastle Road,
Galway
Telephone: 091 524574
091 565193

Provides day care and activities for older people.

 
72. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland View More Details on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Visit the The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Website Email The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Alzheimer National Helpline
Telephone: 1800 341 341
Email: helpline@alzheimer.ie
Website: www.alzheimer.ie

The Alzheimer Society of work work with people with dementia and their families. Our services include home care, day centres, support groups and dementia advisor and information services.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland have services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Galway

In Galway we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care, Home Care, Carer Support Groups, Dementia Adviser Service, Alzheimer Cafe and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.
Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.
 
Mayo

In Mayo we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

Roscommon

In Roscommon we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care and Community Dementia Support Nurse.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

People to Contact

Alzheimer National Helpline
helpline@alzheimer.ie
1800 341 341

 
73. Western Alzheimers View More Details on Western Alzheimers Visit the Western Alzheimers Website Email Western Alzheimers
Address: Contact Details:
Colonial Buildings,
Eglinton Street,
Galway
Telephone: 091 565193
Fax: 091-569223
Email: westalgalway@eircom.net
Website: www.westernalzheimer.ie

Western Alzheimers provides a range of person-centred services based on a ‘home-to- home’ philosophy. All services are designed with Alzheimer sufferers and their carers in mind. This support can range from providing a listening ear to providing respite, day care and in-home support.

 
74. Westside Age Inclusion View More Details on Westside Age Inclusion Email Westside Age Inclusion
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 13,
Westside Enterprise Centre,
Galway
Telephone: 091 589861
Email: Westsideageinclusionltd@eircom.net

Westside Age Inclusion co-ordinates a range of services in the local area to people over the age of 55 years. These include practical work such as changing light bulbs, painting and decorating, gardening, and adult education. A laundry service is also available.

 
75. Westside Library View More Details on Westside Library Visit the Westside Library Website
Address: Contact Details:
Seamus Quirke Rd

Galway
Telephone: 091 520616
Website: www.galwaycity.ie/libraries

 
76. Women with Disabilities in the West View More Details on Women with Disabilities in the West Email Women with Disabilities in the West
Address: Contact Details:
4 The Links,
Ballymoneen Road,
Knocknacarra,
Galway
Telephone: 087 694 33 40
Email: marianmaloneynolan@eircom.net

This group of women came together to support one another and advocate on behalf of women with disabilities and to network with agencies.