National Ability Supports System (NASS)

The National Ability Supports System (NASS) captures information about disability service use and need to aid the planning, development and organisation of disability services in Ireland.  

How NASS data is collected

Data collection for the NASS is carried out via an online web-based system (NASS LINK).

If your service provides disability funded services, it is very important that you participate in the NASS so that there is a complete overview of the service use and need of persons with disability in Ireland.

To participate in the NASS, please request training on NASS LINK by contacting:

Mary O'Gorman
National Health Information Systems
t +353 1 230 3204 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
e mogorman@hrb.ie

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The NASS data collection form captures:

  • administrative details;
  • demographic details;
  • primary carer information;
  • detail of disability and diagnosis(es);
  • current service use and unmet service need (residential, respite, day, supports for daily living and specialist supports);
  • current use of and unmet need for assistive products; and
  • outcomes.

NASS data collection form – PDF

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The NASS information leaflet is available in an

Easy to read PDF

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NASS advisory committee

Ms Patsy Carr (Chairperson)
Disability Unit
DoH
Mr Billy McCarthy
Disability Unit
DoH
Mr David O’Connor (Secretary)
Disability Unit
DoH
Mr Colm Moroney
HSE
Mr Gerard Tully
HSE
Dr Fionnuala Donohue
HSE
Mr Declan Ryan
St Michael’s House
Representing National FedVol
Ms Tia Crowley
Western Care Association
Representing National FedVol
Ms Joan O’Connor
DFI
Mr Dharragh Hunt
NDA
Ms Fionnuala O’Donovan
Enable Ireland
Dr Sarah Craig
HRB
Ms Anne O’Donohoe
HRB
HRB rotational
members:
Ms Anne Doyle
Ms Anne Marie Carew
Ms Mary O'Gorman
Ms Caraíosa Kelly
Ms Sarah Hourigan
Ms Sarah Fanagan