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Home Share


Home Share is a short break in someone's home and is available to all ages.

Home Share is a community based service that provides short breaks (respite) to children and adults with intellectual disability and/or autism. These short breaks take place in the homes of Host Carers.


A Host Carer is an individual that has been recruited, assessed, trained and vetted by Cope Foundation. This person is approved to have the personal qualities and skills to care for a person with an intellectual disability and/or autism on a short term basis. 

Home Share is unique in that each short break is provided by Host Carers in their own home, thus providing a warm family environment. 

Breaks can be for a couple of hours, overnight, weekends or even longer. Each break is arranged around the person's preferences and each Host Carer's preferences and availability. Home Share is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

Home Share also offers a chance to visit new places and try new things.

If you are interested in becoming a Host Carer and would like to know more about Home Share, please click here to see further information

If you are supported by Cope Foundation and would like to know more about Home Share, click here to see further information.

If you would like to know more about Home Share, please contact Rachel Moriarty, Home Share Coordinator on 021 4643201 or email moriartyr@cope-foundation.ie