Public Statement

C.A.S.A. Breakhouses wishes to announce that it has ceased to provide residential respite care for persons with disabilities. We are currently reviewing our service delivery options to identify how we can best continue to provide alternative supports for members in response to their needs and in keeping with our charitable purpose.

The decision to discontinue our residential respite care service has been a difficult one. Over 29 years, our members with disabilities and their families have benefitted from much-needed respite breaks.  In the current regulatory environment it has become increasingly challenging to fund and sustain this service, as a small-scale, volunteer-led organisation such as C.A.S.A. Breakhouses.

We are grateful to all who have helped make our respite care programme such a unique, caring, enjoyable and rewarding experience for participants.  Our members and their families, our volunteers, our staff, the HSE, our fundraisers, our corporate and many individual donors and the wider disability sector, have all contributed in so many different ways to our success.  We are especially grateful to the local community in Malahide for the warmth and support with which they have embraced C.A.S.A Breakhouses and all we stand for from the outset and at every step along the way.

This notice has no implications for services provided separately by Local CASA groups or for the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.  These services are provided by the Caring and Sharing Association, an independently registered charity, and will continue as before.

C.A.S.A. Breakhouses now looks forward to the next chapter in our history as we plan a new service here at our facility in Malahide.

Once again, we thank all members, families, staff, volunteers, and donors for your service and support.