Áras Attracta Review Group Consultation - Have Your Say

*Inclusion Ireland has been asked to host the consultation process which forms part of the McCoy review of Áras Attracta on its website. Inclusion Ireland has no direct involvement in the conducting of the review. If you have any questions, queries or concerns about any aspect of the Áras Attracta Review they should be directed to the review group whose details are below.

The Áras Attracta Review Group published a consultation document on Friday, July 31st 2015 called ‘Building Confidence, Improving Lives, Delivering Change’ and they are seeking your feedback.

A booklet accompanies the above document (see full details below).

The Review Group is looking for feedback from families, persons with a disability, advocacy groups, service providers and members of the general public.

As the Review Group does not have a website, Inclusion Ireland has agreed to host this consultation process on its website.

Once you have completed the response booklet, you can offer your feedback in the following ways:

Post: Consultations Coordinator, Áras Attracta Swinford Review Group, Lower Ground Floor, Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2.

Email: aasrg2015@gmail.com

Inclusion Ireland Aras Attracta webpage

Introduction from the Áras Attracta Review Group Chair Dr Kevin McCoy

Like many others the members of the Áras Attracta Swinford Review Group have been upset and angered by the reports highlighting the incidents of abuse and the undignified treatment of people with intellectual disability. In too many cases, people have been let down when they were vulnerable and most needed help.

It was for this reason the Health Service Executive set up the independent Review Group to review and provide assurance that the standards of care meet the needs of the residents in the Áras Attracta Service, Swinford, Co Mayo.

It was envisaged that the scope of the review would include submissions made from the wider Disability Community and relevant National and International Research. The paper we are publishing today for consultation draws on the body of evidence we have gathered over the past six months and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our work so far.

A report based on this consultation that produces more noise than practical action is not what we want. It is very clear that we all need to work together to improve dignity in care and earn back public confidence.

The Review Group is determined to drive change quickly and safely and we urge all those with an interest in the provision of services to people with an intellectual and people with an intellectual disability and their families to respond to this consultation and help make the changes that will make a real difference.

An Easy Read version of the document is now available. 

If you have any queries about the consultation process or want to request a hard copy please ring 0857076127 or 0868134914 or email aasrg2015@gmail.com

Áras Attracta Review Group Consultation Response Booklet

'Building Confidence, Improving Lives, Delivering Change'

Áras Attracta Swinford Review Group (ÁASRG) consultation paper – Easy to Read