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Home Share Hosts Needed / Become A Volunteer

Home Share Hosts Needed

The Brothers of Charity Services is a national organisation which provides both day and residential services to people with intellectual disabilities. The organisation's Home Share Scheme provides family-based respite to its service users. The person wishing to avail of the scheme is linked with a family or individual known as the ‘Host Family'. Depending on the availability of the host and the needs of the service user, respite can range from a few hours during the week to overnights and weekends. The scheme has been extremely successful to date and has afforded all involved long lasting, positive relationships. We are always recruiting new host families as more and more of our service users wish to avail of the scheme. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and although experience of supporting people with a disability is certainly an advantage, it is not a must. Hosts will be provided with training and continued support by the service for the duration of their involvement with the scheme. If you feel you have sufficient time and space in your life to share with a person with disability and would like more information about the scheme please contact the Home Share Coordinator by email at homesharetipp@tipperary.brothersofcharity.ie or by phone at 062-85050.

Become a Volunteer

The Brothers of Charity Services offers a range of supports to people with intellectual disability and their families. Some of these supports include day and residential services, respite services, home-based programmes, multidisciplinary care and rehab. We strive every day to enhance the quality of the lives of our service users. Volunteers bring their own unique skills, interests and ideas to the organisation. Volunteering can include helping in a group setting, in a day centre for example, or accompanying groups on outings to the cinema or bowling. It can also involve some one-to-one work. Linking with an individual and helping them to achieve self-identified goals such as learning to swim or join the local gym. Volunteers are matched according to their skills, experience and knowledge. They are linked with a member of front line staff who supports them with any day to day issues.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information about our services please contact:

The Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Civic Offices, Friar Street., Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Email: aineobrien@tipperary.brothersofcharity.ie

Tel: 062 - 85050