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Description
Polio Survivors Ireland was established for Polio Survivors by Polio Survivors. The Group was formed in 1993 and is run by a voluntary Board of Polio Survivors and friends. It is supported by voluntary committees, other voluntary workers and a small executive staff at the office in Dublin. We are the only organisation in Ireland providing practical support (and sometimes more importantly a listening ear) to those unfortunate enough to have contracted Polio when babies or young children. We’re a small charity yet we support almost 1,000 Polio Survivors across Ireland.

Services
We assist Polio Survivors by providing stair lifts, callipers, bespoke footwear, electric scooters and wheelchairs. We also help Survivors access Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Respite Breaks, and we help those who need it with assistance with their heating bills.

We have a network of support groups around the country and we provide a telephone support service for those who can’t get out of the house.

The Group works tirelessly to:
  • Create awareness of Post Polio Syndrome
  • Provide information on Polio and its late effects
  • Ensure the needs of Polio Survivors relating to their condition are met to enable them to live with dignity
Any of the estimated 7,000 Polio Survivors in Ireland can contact the Group for support irrespective of whether they are a member or not.

Contact
Address: Polio Survivors Ireland,
  Unit 319, Capel Buildings,
  Mary’s Abbey,
  Dublin 7.
Tel: 01 - 8898924
Email: info@ppsg.ie
Web: www.polio.ie
Reg Charity No: 11356
 

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