Cúltaca is one of the major initiatives developed by the Netwell Centre to promote independent living for older people. It empowers older people to make choices about services and supports that they need by developing a personal plan. It assists people in accessing a wide range of voluntary, social and health services.
The Netwell Centre with the HSE developed the role of Cúltaca for older persons. Cúltaca is an Irish word meaning a strong support or backup. Two Cúltaca, Ann Marron and Pat Kerins, work in Dundalk, County Louth. They act as a liaison between the statutory and non-statutory services and the older person, and in doing so aim to breakdown some of the barriers that are regularly encountered.