The ELMS (Encouragement; Learning ;Meaning; Support) Training and Day services Centre is a day service for adults (over 18 years of age) with a primary intellectual disability (from mild to profound) and for those who have both intellectual and physical disabilities. The adults either live at home with their parents/carers or in other healthcare facilities in County Meath/Louth.

The ELMS is run by a not-for-profit charitable organisation called The Talbot Foundation Ltd. Originally, the centre was a joint partnership between HSE Meath Adult Intellectual Disability Services who refer people to the service from all areas of Co Meath. In 2014 our first members from Co Louth were admitted due to new national funding arrangements.

A Person Centred Plan is developed for each member detailing all their likes, dislikes, future needs and goals. This is developed on admission with the person and family/carers and is reviewed regularly and adapted when needed. Keyworkers meet weekly with member s to develop personal goals.

Each member at the ELMS centre has an individual care plan developed by the qualified nurses in the centre. Each plan reflects the member’s strengths, needs, abilities, level of intellectual disability and any associated conditions such as Autism, epilepsy, physical difficulties, feeding and toileting need together with what interventions are required to assist the member to develop while attending the centre.