The Prosper Meath organisation that we know today was founded as Meath Sheltered Workshop when it was established by a Parents and Friends body in 1982. Its initial purpose was to provide meaningful work and activities to adults with an intellectual disability residing in County Meath. In keeping with the sector at that time, the Parents and Friends body established a sheltered workshop that provided work-like activities in packing and assembly from one location at Beechmount Industrial Estate in Navan.
Over the years, the organisation evolved from Meath Sheltered Workshop to MIDWAY Limited and in December 2015 changed its trading name to Prosper Meath. This was in advance of it becoming part of the new Prosper Group structure. With this significant change, it adopted the core purpose, values and operational principles of Prosper Group. It operates in tandem with Prosper Fingal, which provides services to adults with an intellectual disability across North County Dublin.
Prosper Meath has set out its strategic direction in Prosper Groups’ 5 Year Development Plan 2019-2023. This Plan is driven by a commitment to national disability policy, good governance in the community, voluntary and charitable sector and a desire to be a service provider of choice and opportunity for people with disabilities and their carers.
Today, Prosper Meath provides services on behalf of the State within the towns of Navan, Trim, Kells, and Ashbourne with a commitment to expand that provision in line with need, opportunity and resourcing. These services are commissioned by the HSE through an annual Service Arrangement.
Prosper Meath is part of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies.