Respite and Residential

We are responsible for 5 adult respite and residential services from where we provide long-stay residential, residential respite, day and evening respite services.

Respite provides a break for the individual and the family. Respite can be for a few hours in the evening, overnight, weekends or for longer periods depending on the need and availability. It can take place in the individual's own home, in their community or at a purpose-built respite house.

For adults, we provide residential respite services from our respite houses in Ennis, Co. Clare, Arklow, Co. Wicklow and Cork. We provide residential services to adults in Cork and Clare.

Video Summary

Respite care is one of the essential services that we provide to children and adults with disabilities. It can provide a lifeline to families caring for a child with complex physical, sensory and medical needs 24 hours a day. Rathmore House is Enable Ireland’s respite service for young people and adults with disabilities in Wicklow. Watch this short video to learn more about our respite services and hear from adults who stay there talking about the importance of respite to them.

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Wheelchair user and woman with a pony and a dog
James Coughlan and Rathmore House

James Coughlan is from Crumlin in Dublin, and attends Enable Ireland, Dublin Adult services and also attends Enable Ireland’s respite service in Rathmore House twice a year. This year, James identified horse-riding as one of his respite goals. Hear first-hand from adult service owner James Coughlan about his respite experience at Rathmore House in Co. Wicklow.