b'Care & Development: Republic Of IrelandThis year remained highly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically across the health and social care sector. We must commend the staff across A total of twenty-two HIQA inspections our services for their dedication andwere conducted in our residential and commitment to keeping the peoplerespite service locations. We held the who use our services safe. We mustofficial opening of our new day service also thank the Health Service Executivein Ballina, Co. Mayo, officiated by for their exemplary guidance andMinister Anne Rabbitte.support during this time. We are beyond proud of who we are Despite the challenges of this year, weand the people we support. This has continued to focus on our strategicbeen a year like no other. We would objectives. This year we celebrated 15like to thank all our families, the Health years since our first Praxis Care serviceService Executive, TUSLA Child and opened in Mullingar, Ireland in 2007.Family Agency and Health Information We are exceptionally proud of ourand Quality Authority for their journey and achievements from thiscollaboration and support.date with a team of 12 staff supporting 5 residents, to today in 2022, supporting 365 people and employingCarol Breen705 staff in 50 locations. It has been Director of Care and Development a pleasure. Republic of IrelandThis year, we opened an additional 5 new residential services across Dublin, Wexford and Louth, supporting 14 new residents.We were also delighted to welcome 11 new school leavers into our day service locations across the country. 27'