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SOS Strategic Plan
A group of parents and friends of people with intellectual disabilities, came
together in the 1960's to provide work, accommodation and care in a sheltered
environment. This group was structured formally by the incorporation of S.O.S
Kilkenny Ltd. on April 18th 1975.
The letters S.O.S. stand for Special Occupation Scheme.
S.O.S. Kilkenny Ltd. Mission Statement
S.O.S. Kilkenny ltd. provides a lifetime commitment to people with a learning
disability. This commitment includes the provision of a service based on
Christian principles which recognises -
To provide a lifetime service to people with a moderate
learning disability from Kilkenny County and Ossory Diocese.
To ensure that the service users receive a service with quality
and dignity in accordance with their rights.
To enable service users achieve their full potential in accordance
with realistic and achievable goals.
To provide quality-training programmes and work
opportunities, which cater for the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional
development of the individual.
To provide the means for social integration in accordance
with the service users individual needs and choices.
To provide a good standard of facilities and conditions which
derive to support training, work and development.
Board Of Directors
S.O.S. operate under the control of a Board of Directors which determines the
overall policy of the organisation, monitors the implementation of policy and
guides the Chief Executive in implementing policy successfully.
Who to contact if you have a query or concern
The first people to contact if service users or families have a difficulty is
the frontline staff, that is supervisors, trainers, residential staff. If this
is unsuccessful or not possible people are recommended to contact a day,
training or residential manager depending on where the difficulty is or they can
contact the social work department. Alternatively people can contact the C.E.O.
S.O.S. have a Complaints Policy introduced in 2008 and will encourage anyone
with a complaint, concern or comment to contact a member of staff
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