The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities provides an independent, confidential and free, representative advocacy service that works exclusively for the person using the service and adheres to the highest professional standards.
NAS works to ensure that when life decisions are made, due consideration is given to the will and preference of people with disabilities and that their rights are safeguarded.
NAS operates on the principle that people with disabilities:
NAS has a particular remit for people with disabilities who are isolated from their community and services, have communication differences, are inappropriately accommodated, live in residential services, attend day services and have limited informal or natural supports.
The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities has recently moved from five Citizens Information Services, who have had responsibility for the delivery of an advocacy service for people with disabilities across their region, to one National Service under a National Advocacy Service Board. The National Advocacy Service is provided through four regions and a National Office which is based in Dublin.
The four regions are:
|Greater Dublin||Dublin, Fingal and Wicklow|
|Northeast & Midlands Region||Cavan, Laois, Longford, Louth, Kildare, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath|
|Western Region||Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo|
|Southern Region||Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford|
The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities is supported and funded by the Citizens Information Board.