Respite Care

The team can provide Respite Care services. This entails providing any level of care from 1 hour up to 6 weeks. Respite care can be delivered in your own home or one of our professional care team can accompany your loved on holidays etc.

Respite Care Grants

If you need more information on the type of financial support available to respite carers please visit the Citizens Information website. There you will find Information on the carers respite grant, Rules around gaining a respite care allowance, Rates for the respite care grant in Ireland and also How to apply for the respite grant. The Respite Care grant is a payment made to carers who are providing respite care. It is controlled and operated by The Department of Social & Family Affairs. For more information please visit To apply for the Respite Care Grant please visit Respite Care Grant Processing Claim or download the RCG 1 Form plus the RCG 1(A) and return to the relevant office.

“Making Life Easier”

It is a big commitment to become a full time carer for a loved one. While it is very rewarding, it can also be quite demanding and take its toll on your own health. It is important for both you and your loved one to take a break from each other from time to time, giving you or your loved one the opportunity to attend an evening class, go shopping or even take a holiday break.

I made the decision to look after my mum full time two years ago. I have good family support but unfortunately due to their busy life schedules I often didn’t get any break for months at a time. But now provide respite care and look after mum one afternoon a week which I feel helps both mum and I. She often goes on outings. I have a chance to get my hair done or just go for a walk. It really has enhanced both our lives

Joan Donnybrook