Malta Services Drogheda was first established in 1969 for people with intellectual disabilities. Initially developed on a voluntary basis, the organisation has grown and developed its services over the past 46 years. The service currently provides supports and services to over 100 adults with intellectual disabilities from the Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath regions. We have a dedicated team of staff across the service including support, administrative, catering, and transport staff.
Malta Services Drogheda provides its services in partnership with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and other statutory and voluntary agencies. The service is an active member of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies - a national representative organisation for not-for-profit intellectual disability services in Ireland.
In line with its legal status as a limited company, Malta Services Drogheda is governed by a Board of Directors who monitors and oversees the services’ strategic development. The Board is comprised of voluntary members drawn from the membership of Order of Malta Ireland, the local Drogheda community and parents/siblings of members of Malta Services. The Board of Directors meet every six weeks and review the ongoing operational, financial and strategic management of the service. The Service Manager reports to the Board and oversees the day-to-day service delivery on behalf of the Board.
Over recent years the Government has published a number of important policy documents and directives. Primarily the policies are designed to ensure that people with disabilities are supported to participate fully in economic and social life and have access to a range of appropriate supports and services to enhance their quality of life and well-being. As a result, all our services are moving significantly toward individualisation, towards citizenship, control, informed choice, self-determination, responsibility, inclusion, participation, equity, person-centeredness, quality - all key elements with regard to national policy developments in Ireland.