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Our Supports

Short Breaks for Families

KARE supports families of people who use the service to have short breaks in a number of different ways including:

House Based Short Breaks:

The person with an intellectual disability stays overnight in one of our Short break houses.

Share a break:

The person with an intellectual disability goes on a regular break to a host family.

In Home Support:

In certain circumstances where a family go away for a break, support can be provided in a way that enables the person to stay in their own home. This support may be provided by paid support and/or family / friend / volunteer support.

Supported Break Away:

The person goes on a break away to a Bed and Breakfast/Guesthouse/Hotel/Rented accommodation thus giving the family a break. This support may be provided by paid support and/or family / friend / volunteer support.

Social/Leisure Activities:

The person is supported to attend social / leisure activities of their choosing in their local community thus giving the family a break. This may be ongoing e.g. weekly or once off to meet a particular need and the support may be provided by paid support and/or family / friend / volunteer support.

You can get more information on our Short Breaks for Families by emailing kare@kare.ie or phoning 045-448700

Saturday Clubs/Summer Camps:

These are in place for children who are currently planned in for short breaks in KARE. The children are part of a club/camp and attend social/leisure activities of their choosing thus giving the family a break. This may be ongoing e.g monthly or once off to meet a particular need and the support may be provided by paid support and/or family / friend / volunteer support.