Freedom of Information

In accordance with Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 please find Sunbeam House Services Publication Scheme. Each button below leads to a page comprising of relevant information and links relating to Sunbeam House Services.

If the information you require is not currently made publically available by Sunbeam House Services, you may consider making a Freedom of Information Request. See below on how to make this request.

Sunbeam House services are committed to empowering individuals to enjoy a good quality of life by providing the highest quality of services to each individual.

SHS have been working in partnership with The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) since 2000. CQL’s quality measures focus on organizational assurances and personal outcomes.

Personal Outcomes are what matters most to people in their lives. Personal Outcomes can include having a job, having a say about where you live, having friends, staying connected to family, being respected, exercising rights, and being involved in your community.

By supporting individuals to discover and achieve their own Personal Outcomes Sunbeam House services promote the principles of self-determination, equality and choice, leading to what each individual deems to be their own good life.

The Freedom of Information Act 1997 (FOI) as amended by the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003 obliged government departments, the Health Service Executive (HSE), local authorities and a range of other public bodies to publish information on their activities and to make the information they held, including personal information, available to citizens.

On 14 October 2014, the Freedom of Information Act 2014 came into effect and repealed the 1997 and 2003 Acts. The new Act introduced a number of changes to the Freedom of Information scheme and widened the range of bodies to which the FOI legislation applies to all public bodies, unless specifically exempt. It also allows for the Government to prescribe (or designate) other bodies receiving significant public funds, so that the FOI legislation applies to them also.

The old legislation continues to apply to any FOI request made before the new legislation came into effect. It also applies to any subsequent review or appeal.