Services in County Cork

Home from Home

This scheme, run by St Joseph’s Foundation, offers short family-based breaks to children and adults with disabilities in North County Cork and South County Limerick.

Contact: Jennifer Bourke, Baker’s Road, Charlville, County Cork.

Tel: 063-89252

Home and Away

This scheme, run by Enable Ireland Services, provides short-breaks for children and adults. The scheme has not recruited new hosts for some time and while there are a number of adults availing of the scheme, there are no children availing of it at present. There are plans to review the future potential of this scheme.

Contact: Orla Sheppard, Social Worker, Enable Ireland Cork, lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple, County Cork.

Tel: 021- 4616859

Home Sharing Scheme

This new scheme is run by the Brothers of Charity and caters for older adults with Intellectual Disability. At time of posting this, there is a posibility that the scheme will recruit host families for children and adolescents. Please recheck this page for updates.

Contact Deirdre Quirke

Contact Una Nagle, CEO.
Phone: 021-4821012

These details are incomplete.


This scheme, run by the Brothers of Charity has provided short breaks for children and adults with host families, including some day care. It is currently inactive.

Contact PJ Cronin, Lota, Glanmire, County Cork.

Tel: 021-4821012 for alternative arrangements.

Homelink (CoAction)

This service, run by CoAction provides short breaks with host families in the West County Cork area.  Homelink is available to both children and adults with intellectual disability and/or autism.

Contact: Emma O’Sullivan, Social Worker, CoAction, St. Marys Road, Dunmanway,Co. Cork.

Tel: 023-8855505  or  086-0278982

Phone: 021-4821012

Home Share Cope Foundation

This scheme, is run by Cope Foundation, offers short family-based breaks to children and adults with an intellectual disability attending Cope Foundation services in Cork City and County.

Contact: Rachel Moriarty, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork.

Tel: 021-4507131


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