National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities
The National Advocacy Service (NAS) 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:
- Make decisions about their lives
- Are listened to and consulted by their families and those who provide their services
- Access the supports they need to enable them to live their life and enjoy meaningful participation in family, work and leisure
- Enjoy the benefits of participation in and contribution to their local communities
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 is provided through four regions and a National Office based in Dublin.
How to contact the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities
Visit the advocacy.ie website to find out more about the work of the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities including an easy to read guide to services.
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.
National Advocacy Service Annual Report (2017)
Published: October 2018
National Advocacy Service Annual Report (2017).pdf
National Advocacy Service Strategic Plan 2018-2021
Published: December 2018
National Advocacy Strategic Plan 2018-2021.pdf