Enable Ireland takes its responsibility to deliver a quality, safe service to children and adults with disabilities and their families very seriously. In order to do this, we have always employed very robust standards of governance and financial management.
We are subscribed to the voluntary standards of The Governance Code and the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. We implement the Statement of Recommended Practice, Accounting and Reporting by Charities (2005) (SORP) accounting system and are fully registered with the Charities Regulator. Enable Ireland has always supported the full implementation of the Charities Act which will see increased power given to the Charity Regulator.
We are part-funded by the State, and in 2015 we provided disability services to 5,206 children and 302 adults and their families from 40 locations in 14 counties. To deliver this, we employed 1,257 qualified and experienced staff across a range of therapy and specialist disciplines and management support.
The vast majority of our staff are front-line, delivering services directly to children and adults with disabilities and their families.
As required of a Section 39-funded agency, Enable Ireland has, and has always had, regard for Government pay policy and pays salaries in accordance with Public Sector norms (HSE Consolidated Payscales and Civil Service Salary Scales).
The Board of Directors of Enable Ireland is comprised entirely of volunteers representing a combination of stakeholders, volunteers, business and professional individuals. As stipulated under the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the Board includes stakeholder representation which includes Directors drawn from the Adult Service Users’ Advocacy Group, parents groups and carers of service users from across Ireland.
We are fully accountable to our primary funders, the HSE and to other Government Departments and we publish our Annual Reports, including details of all salaries over €60,000 on our website yearly.
We are fortunate to have the continued support of the Irish public to enable us to continue to provide services to children and adults with disabilities and their families. We rely on the good will of the public in order to deliver those services and we understand that this goodwill is built on a foundation of trust.
We are happy to answer any questions in relation to any part of Enable Ireland’s activities.
Please call us on 01-8857160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org