Home Sharing

Through the Share a Break scheme some 200 families in our area welcome people with disabilities into their homes for various periods throughout the year. These families say that they find it challenging and rewarding.

Home Sharing is a unique and individualised service providing respite and support with a Host Family in your community. Operating across Counties Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly, we can provide alternatives to traditional residential care, centre based respite and community support. Home Sharing aims to support people to:

  • Make friends and new relationships,
  • Make connections or access supports in their community,

Promote choice and self-direction.

Share A Break

A Share A Break placement can be afternoons, days, overnights, weekends or holidays. It is based on what the person wants and what the Host Family can provide. There is great flexibility in how and when support is provided as we recognise that people’s needs and wishes change all the time.

Shared Living

A Shared Living placement provides full time accommodation for adults with a Host Family in their community.

If you think Home Sharing might be the right support for you or if you are interested in becoming a Home Sharing Host Family, please get in touch by clicking the link below:

Muiríosa Contact Us Page

Further Information

Muiríosa Foundation is a member of the National Home Sharing & Short Breaks Network. Home Sharing is guided by the principles and recommendations of the H.S.E “Home Sharing in Intellectual Disability Services in Ireland - Report of the National Expert Group 2016”. A copy of this report and more information on Home Sharing can be found at: www.nhsn.ie

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