St. Margaret’s provides the following types of respite on a crisis or planned basis:

– Residential respite placement on either a crisis or planned basis.

– Regular part-time or shared support arrangements (e.g. 2-3 days per week, every weekend or alternate weeks).

St. Margaret’s can currently accommodate a maximum of four people at a time in our Respite service which is currently located in our residential unit in Donnybrook, Dublin 4

We currently have two people who avail of the respite service, and we aim to offer them the opportunity to avail of a respite break on an individual needs basis. We accept respite referrals through the HSE, for those whom we can appropriately support.

The respite service offers single bedrooms to each person who uses our service. The majority of breaks are pre-planned. We offer people who use our service a choice of days/dates/duration when availing of the service.

Staffing support for people who use our Respite Services is in line with their individual support requirements and is assessed and reviewed prior to each respite period.

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