Irish care homes criticized for 'shared gender' facilities

Females and males with intellectual disabilities had to share cubicles in three residential homes

An inspection revealed that females and males with intellectual disabilities had to share cubicles in three residential homes and some children were also housed in the same facilities as adults, according to an article on the Irish Independent website.

The practices at Stewart's Care Ltd in Palmerstown, Dublin, led the inspectors to express serious concerns. Management at the facility admitted that placing children in the same house as adults was inappropriate, the article said.

The complex has 24 houses and 175 residents with intellectual disabilities.

The use of 'shared gender' dormitories in three of the houses caused discomfort among staff, the report said.

Read the article.



June 3, 2014

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