disability, welfare, care, protestant
This book tells the history of Sunbeam House from the time of its founding as a small home for crippled children in 1874 to its development as one of the leading voluntary disability service providers in Ireland. Providing intellectual disability services for County Wicklow since the late 1950s, Sunbeam House Services manages residential, educational, training and employment support services for over 350 adults with intellectual disabilities. The range of services provided by Sunbeam House Services reflects the achievement of a high level of community integration for people with an intellectual disability in County Wicklow. The present-day services also reflect the fruits of decades of work in which the organisation developed new and often innovative services and pointed the way for many other voluntary and state service providers in the field of intellectual disability.