CI Ballyraine Letterkenny

Where is the programme based?

CI Ballyraine, Ballyraine Industrial Estate, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Who is the programme for?

Programme is for: 

  1. Adults / Individuals aged 18+ , who have a diagnosis of intellectual disability and/or autism.

How can someone get on the programme?

Referrals to the programme(s) are normally through an Occupational Guidance Officer/ HSE Day Services Supports Guidance Development Unit. 

Cost of the programme

The programme is free. There is no charge for the programme, there may be a cost for some community based modules or activities, depending on the modules chosen. If you travel with SITT Local Link to/from the centre, SITT charge €3 per day for this transport. 

What supports are available?

Each person will be supported to:

  • Have their own Person Centred Plan.
  • Have an individual timetable. 

Supports can be made available for: 

  • Active Support
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Assistance with Personal Care
  • MDT support as necessary, e.g Social Work, Psychology

What activities make up the programme?

DCITS offers modules & activities in line with New Directions - specifically the 12 Pillars of Support. These modules offered are reviewed annually and service users give feedback on what modules that want or don't want. Some modules are seasonal/weather dependent and some may be time limited. An example of some of the modules currently on offer includes: 

  • Art
  • Music
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Discover Donegal 
  • Bowling
  • Numeracy & Literacy 
  • Health & Exercise
  • Wellbeing 
  • Physio Fit 
  • Computers 
  • Personal Safety 
  • Travel Training 

Programmes

  • CI Dawn
  • CI Alpha
  • CI Aspire
  • CI Connect

Certification

QI Certification is available as an option for anyone who wants it, at levels 1, 2 and 3.

How long can someone stay on the programme?

DCITS provides support for adults aged 18-65. Attendance is not time - limited. Plans and transitions will be fully supported for service users progressing through DCITS Programmes at levels Dawn, Alpha, Aspire and Connect.

Is the programme full-time or part-time?

DCITS offers both full-time and part-time options, depending on each individual’s needs, wishes and preferences.

Is there a waiting list for the programme?

You should contact the Programme Coordinator directly for up to date information on waiting lists. 

Additional Information

A number of personal care giving facilities are available if required, including a fully accessible toilet. Individuals have their own lockers with a key which they have access to at all times for storing personal belongings. All communication with the individual is addressed to the individual themselves.Individuals can choose to invite their family/friends/carers or other support people to their Person Centred Planning meetings which take place every 6 months. This involves discussion with the individual around their identified goals / activities.

CI Ballyraine Letterkenny

CI Ballyraine Letterkenny
Ballyraine Industrial Estate,
Ballyraine,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal.
Murt Collins
Programme Coordinator
murt.collins@hse.ie
074 9121545