Funding

CASA and CASA Breakhouses wish to share the following statements regarding funding arrangements and pay policy:

CASA

CASA is a company limited by guarantee (Registration Number 107874) and a registered charity (CHY No. 6758) established to develop friendships and social opportunities for people with disabilities through a variety of social events, respite breaks and Lourdes Pilgrimages. Respite services are organised in conjunction with our sister organisation CASA Breakhouses.

CASA is predominantly a voluntary group with approximately 540 dedicated volunteers spread across our network of twenty branches.

CASA’s income is derived from its own commercial enterprises, fundraising events, member contributions, and donations from members of public and corporate sources. CASA is not in receipt of on-going funding from the State or from public bodies but has occasionally benefitted from modest one-off grants.

Our directors and board of management are all voluntary and do not receive any pay, allowances or unvouched expenses.

Our local group leaders and volunteers do not receive any pay, allowances or unvouched expenses.

In addition to giving freely of their time and service, volunteers typically, subject to affordability, fund the cost of their own participation in respite events and Lourdes trips. This reduces the cost to CASA and maximises the benefits of fundraising contributions.

CASA employs a core staff of 17. The majority of staff are employed in our charity shops in order to generate income to support CASA activities. Three staff are employed in our central office facility and we have one CE worker and one new member of the team on a job bridge scheme.

Individual earnings range from the highest 48,000 Euro (gross) per annum to a minimum hourly rate of 8.65 Euro.

CASA Breakhouses

CASA Breakhouses is a company limited by guarantee (registration number 142725) and a registered charity (CHY 10677). CASA Breakhouses is a voluntary organisation offering respite care to people with disability, in an atmosphere where each individual is valued and respected. While providing respite for family carers, we provide quality breaks for the person with disability.

Our respite house in Malahide receives a small amount of HSE funding, which equates to one third of the total cost of running the house. The deficit is raised by fundraising activities such as churchgate collections, mini marathons and from our commercial enterprises.

CASA Breakhouses has a core staff of 5. The respite house is run with the help of a team of residential volunteers who work on a one to one with people availing of respite. The house also has a team of approximately 30 part time volunteers who volunteer for various roles such as nurse, cook and driver. The Breakhouse could not function without this dedicated team.

Individual earnings range from the highest, 48,000 Euro (Gross) per annum to a minimum hourly rate of 8.65 Euro.

Our directors and board of management are all voluntary and do not receive any pay, allowances or unvouched expenses

CASA and CASA Breakhouses greatly acknowledge the support of all those who assist by volunteering their time and expertise or by donating funds and saleable items for our charity shops. Without such support we simply could not serve the needs of those who rely on and are deserving of services.