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Celebrating Employee Health and Fitness Month at Ashdale Care with a Great Big Step Challenge! standard

Here at Ashdale Care, we believe that a healthy community is a happy and productive one. That’s why this month, the month of May, we decided to take our commitment to wellness a step further (pun intended!). We created the Ashdale Care Step Challenge. It was a fun, engaging way to get everyone out and moving, and we think it might have even gotten a little competitive too! The Challenge: The challenge was simple. Each house and department in Ashdale Care formed a team. The goal was to accumulate as many steps as possible throughout the month. With pedometers and fitness trackers, we have to say that our Ashdale Care Community really ‘stepped up’ to the challenge, turning every walk ...

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Your Questions Answered: A Q&A with Ashdale Care’s Recruitment Team standard

At Ashdale we are always growing as we seek to provide care for more children and young people who are in need of residential care. With this growth comes the necessity to bring more dedicated and passionate people onto our team to support our mission. The demand for enhanced therapeutic care in Ireland is constantly increasing and we are working hard to meet this demand. We spoke with Eileen Gregory, our Director of HR, to find out more about the recruitment process, what guides us when hiring a new team member and what you need to know when applying to Ashdale Care.   Q: Can you tell us about Ashdale Care’s mission and values, and how they influence the recruitment ...

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Ashdale Care’s Standards of Excellence: A Look at the 2023 Quality Report standard

When we are dealing with the provision of care, excellence is not just a goal but a commitment that we hold ourselves to at Ashdale Care. This commitment is not just a guiding principle but a driving force behind every decision we make. As we look back at 2023 through our latest quality report, it is clear that this commitment to excellence has given us some remarkable results and helps us to set the highest standards in enhanced therapeutic care.  Child-Centric Care At the heart of our care is the commitment we have to each child and young person. Everything we do at Ashdale is to ensure that the child always comes first. With this in mind, we are so ...

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Celebrating Progress: Ashdale Care’s Official Opening of The Ridge Headquarters and Training Centre standard

On Friday 22nd of March 2024, Ashdale Care reached a significant milestone in its journey towards extending the provision of enhanced therapeutic residential care for children and young people in Ireland. The occasion was marked with an official opening ceremony, performed by Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys. We were delighted to have her, and other esteemed guests, join us to share in such a remarkable moment in Ashdale’s growth.   Minister Heather Humphreys spoke at the opening ceremony, saying “I am delighted to be here today to officially launch such a wonderful facility here in Monaghan which is doing such important work. The opening of this new centre by Ashdale Care shows their commitment to ...

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A Journey of Growth: How Ashdale Care Supports the Professional Development of Its Team standard

Embarking on a career in enhanced residential care is about providing support to others while also assisting personal and professional growth. At Ashdale Care, we prioritise investing in our team members’ development to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and support they need to show up as their best self in their roles.  Join us as we share how Ashdale Care prioritises the professional development of our team members, empowering them to grow in their careers and make a meaningful impact on the lives of the children and young people we care for. At Ashdale Care we put particular focus on making sure each of our team members has the opportunity to grow in their career. To do this, we ...

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In honour of Earth Day, we’re sharing our sustainability commitments standard

Earth Day is an annual celebration of our wonderful planet that raises awareness of the need to protect our natural resources. Here at Ashdale we care deeply about the health of our planet and, this Earth Day, we wanted to take a moment to share our sustainability goals. We all have a part to play in taking care of the planet and, at Ashdale, we’ve set ourselves a number of short, medium and long-term goals intended to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet.  Our short-term aims Improve biodiversity All Ashdale homes are in semi-rural locations with extensive outdoor space. Our aim is to create safe havens for our young people, and we believe that getting the environment right ...

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