New Brothers of Charity structure

Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon is one of six new local companies established recently by the Brothers of Charity services in Ireland. The six Companies are as follows: Brothers of Charity Southern Services, Brothers of Charity Services Limerick, Brothers of Charity Services Clare, Brothers of Charity Services Galway, Brothers of Charity Services South-East and Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon. The new National Company (Brothers of Charity Services Ireland) will co-ordinate the work of the Brothers of Charity Services nationally and is currently based in Clarinbridge, Co Galway. The Brothers of Charity have taken this decision in the best interest of people who use its service. Brother Noel Corcoran, Regional Leader stated, ‘There are no longer any Brothers working in the local services and we wish to enhance the autonomy of the local services and ensure further inclusion of people who use the services, families and the wider community in the governance of our Service.’ The Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon provide a wide range of services and support to 420 service users and their families.   The new company directors are: Derry O’Donnell, Chairperson; Maura Allen, Roscommon, Marian Ahern, Boyle, Tim Farrell, Taughmaconnell, Dermot Morris, Ballinlough and Pat Naughton, Roscommon. Marian Keigher is Chief Executive of the organisation and officiates as Company Secretary. The Roscommon Services have always operated in partnership and close co-operation with local communities and local agencies. The local HSE and Co. Roscommon Association for the Mentally Handicapped are particular strong partnerships. This increased autonomy of the new structure will sustain and support this approach. A commitment to deliver and develop services around the individual needs of the person will remain to the forefront.   The Congregation of the Brothers of Charity was founded in 1807 and set up in Ireland in 1883. In addition to the services in Ireland the Brothers of Charity has a presence in 25 other countries around the world. The services worldwide are available to everyone regardless of race, religion or ability.