Dáil Éireann - Volume 349 - 10 April, 1984

Written Answers. - Residential Children's Homes.

480. Mr. Gregory-Independent asked the Minister for Health the number of residential children's home places available in each community care area.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The number of places in children's residential homes available in each community care area is set out below in tabular form.

Health Board

C.C.A.

No. of Places

Eastern

1

147

2

51

3

24

5

58

6

18

7

111

10

81

Midland

Longford/Westmeath

60

Mid-Western

Limerick

87

North-Eastern

Meath

20

Louth

38

North-Western

Donegal

24

Sligo

61

S. Eastern

Tipperary S.R

37

Carlow/Kilkenny

90

Waterford

79

Wexford

8

Southern

Kerry

64

Cork

120

Western

Galway

58

Total

1,236

481. Mr. Gregory-Independent asked the Minister for Health if he will list the names of all children's homes in the country; the management responsible; the number of places provided; the age and the sex of the children at the end of 1983 and 1979; and if he will indicate the measures that he has taken in order to compensate any decline in places since 1979.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): A tabulated statement giving the information requested is appended. Residential places available have declined by 9 per cent since 1979, due to more extensive casework on the part of social work personnel with families in their own homes and to the increase in the number of foster parents offering their services to the health boards. Occupancy levels in the homes are currently about 90 per cent/95 per cent on average.

[1547] [1548] Names of Children's Homes, including the Management responsible, the number of places provided and the Age and Sex of the Children.

Home

Management

No. of Places in 1983

No. of Places in 1979

Age and sex of children in 1983

Age and Sex of Children in 1979

St. Anne's, Charleville Road, Dublin 7

Sisters of Mercy

8

17

Boys & Girls 10-16

The same as in previous column.

Blaithin, Drumcondra

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity

14

32

Boys & Girls

Grianan, Drumcondra

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity

15

15

Girls 12-18

Cor Unum, Drumcondra

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity

8

Girls 12-18

St. Mary's, Lakelands

Sisters of Charity

26

28

Boys & Girls 5-18

St. Vincent's, Goldenbridge

Sisters of Charity

48

58

Boys & Girls 5-18

Cottage Home, Dún Laoghaire

Board of Management

27

27

Boys & Girls 2-18

Don Bosco House, Dublin

Salesian Fathers

12

13

Boys 10-18

Mrs. Smyley's, Monkstown

Voluntary Committee

28

23

Boys & Girls 2-16

The Grange, Blackrock

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity

27

36

Boys & Girls 2-18

Kirwan House, Ranelagh

Voluntary Committee

12

10

Boys & Girls 12-18

Miss Carr's Home, Ranelagh

Voluntary Committee

13

15

Boys & Girls 5-18

Sacred Heart Home, Drumcondra

Daughters of Charity

42

45

Boys & Girls 2-18

St. Clare's, Harold's Cross

Sisters of Clare

24

30

Boys & Girls 4-16

St. Joseph's, Dún Laoghaire

Daughters of the Heart of Mary

30

Boys & Girls 2-18

St. Vincents, North William St.

Daughters of Charity

14

14

Boys & Girls 4-18

St. Saviours, Dominick St.

Dominican Fathers

30

Boys 6-18

Los Angeles, Conyngham Road

Voluntary Committee

10

10

Boys 15-19

Boys 15-19

Los Angeles, Blackrock

Voluntary Committee

10

Boys 15-19

Madonna House, Blackrock

Sisters of Charity

65

65

Boys & Girls 0-8

Tabor House, Dublin

Voluntary Committee

6

6

Boys 12-16

St. Helena's, Dublin

10

Children under 10

St. Kyran's, Rathdrum

Sisters of Mercy

56

63

Boys & Girls 5-18

Trudder House, Newtownmount-kennedy

Dublin Committee for Travelling Children

25

28

Boys 12-18

St. Colman's, Cobh

Sisters of Mercy

18

18

Boys & Girls 7-15

St. Finbarr's, Cork

Good Shepherd Sisters

30

44

Boys & Girls 4-18

Marymount, Cork

Good Shepherd Sisters

8

10

Girls 12-18

St. Joseph's Passage West

Sisters of Mercy

30

30

Boys & Girls 4-18

St. Joseph's, Mallow

Sisters of Mercy

34

32

Boys & Girls 5-18

Liosomoine, Killarney

Sisters of Mercy

44

24

Boys & Girls 4-18

Nazareth, Tralee

Sisters of Mercy

20

25

Boys & Girls 4-18

Aisling and Loyola, Galway

Sisters of Mercy

32

32

Boys & Girls 4-18

[1549][1550]St. Joseph's Galway

Christian Brothers

26

33

Boys 9-16

St. Joseph's, Clifden

Sisters of Mercy

15

Boys & Girls 4-16

Mount Carmel, Moate

Sisters of Mercy

60

58

Boys & Girls 4-18

St. Vincent's, Drogheda

Daughters of Charity

38

35

Boys & Girls 4-18

St. Clare's, Stamullen

Franciscan Sisters

20

20

Children up to 3 years

St. Bernard's Fethard

Sisters of Mercy

37

37

Boys & Girls 5-18

St. Joseph's, Kilkenny

Sisters of Charity

90

115

Boys & Girls 5-18

Mayfield, Waterford

Good Shepherd Sisters

34

31

Boys & Girls 5-18

Gracepark, Waterford

Good Shepherd Sisters

9

12

Girls 12-18

St. Michael's, Cappoquin

Sisters of Mercy

36

40

Boys & Girls 5-18

Family Group Home, Wexford

South-Eastern Health Board

8

Boys & Girls 4-18

St. George's, Limerick

Good Shepherd Sisters

39

37

Boys & Girls 4-18

Mt. St. Vincent, Limerick

Sisters of Mercy

48

49

Boys & Girls 4-18

St. Mura's, Fahan

Sisters of Nazareth

16

16

Children up to 8 years

Nazareth, Sligo

Sisters of Nazareth

53

38

Boys & Girls up to 18 years

Family Group Home, Geevagh

North-Western Health Board

8

Boys & Girls up to 18 years

Family Group Home, Letterkenny

North-Western Health Board

8

Boys & Girls up to 18 years

Total

1,246

1,346