At the Crann Centre we work with all age groups (new-borns, children, teens, adults) and their families living with a neuro physical disability. Our services are focused on, but not limited to, people who have Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Childhood stroke and Spinal Cord Injury.
The Crann Centre is located in a purpose built, fully-inclusive, bright modern building in Cork, which blends a learning and supportive care environment with a welcoming family-centred ethos.
Our vision is an inclusive partnership which empowers children, teens and adults living with a neuro physical disability along with their families to live their best lives.
Our mission is to implement an evidence based, best practice Model of Care that delivers meaningful outcomes for the children adults and families who use our services and that we continue to empower them throughout the whole of their lives.
Integrity: We believe in best practice and gathering evidence to validate our impact.
Courage: We support and promote independence in thought and actions.
Respect: We listen, encourage, and show gratitude for support, ideas, and inputs.
Curiosity: We value learning and exploration by providing reliable, accessible information for persons with a disability and their family.
Family led: Through our services we seek to empower families to live their best lives.
Inclusivity: We promote diversity and value varied cultures, and backgrounds, in our relationships and interactions.
Collaboration: We prioritise collaborations with like-minded individuals and organisations to develop the best services and supports.
We recognise that people with a disability live in a family unit and that people within that family unit experience life differently.
Our Model of Care (based on the Aspen Institute 2 Generation Model) delivers a holistic suite of services for the individual and their family supporting and empowering them to live their best lives.
As people move through their life course, their needs and the needs of their family members change and evolve. Our services are organised into six key themes. This means that supports can be delivered for one aspect of a person’s life or holistically to support a broad range of needs.