The Cavan Centre

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Residential Centre for Education and 
Community Development

Respite Stays

The Cavan Centre provides Respite Stays for families, groups or individuals who are experiencing homelessness, addiction, bereavement or other daily stresses.
The Respite Programme offers the opportunity to relax and re-energise in a calm and supportive environment.
Respite Stays can be organised by agencies working with vulnerable families or individuals or by care workers to provide family access.
Respite Stays can take place on a full board or self-catering basis and those on breaks have access to all of the facilities and activities at the Centre, with the support of the Centre’s Youth and Community Workers.

Type of Stays:

Supported Respite Stays: 
Families, groups or individuals are in need of support are accompanied by care workers or a member of staff from the referral agency for the duration of their stay.
Semi- Supported Stays: 
Those availing of the respite need only the support of the Cavan Centre’s staff.
Emergency Accommodation: 
Families or individuals in a crisis situation can avail of the Centre for short-term stays, supported or semi-supported.

Who can avail of Respite Stays?
Youth Services Child Care Services
Disability Services
Family Resource Services
Homeless Services
Addiction Services
Family Support Services
Family Access
Respite Stay is planned in advance by the Cavan Centre staff with the referring agency to ensure the families needs are met and they are fully supported at all times.   

Feedback From Families

"​We had a great time. Thank you very much. The food was very nice, thanks to the staff. My son loved it and the twins loved the soft play sand area. Brilliant for kids.” 

  “Had a great time. All the boys enjoyed themselves and said they would come back.”   

“Excellent weekend. Many thanks to the staff for their patience and understanding.”   

  “Wonderful weekend, once again. Staff always welcoming and helpful. Even with the rain it was still made fun. Food was fab. Staff all round went above and beyond. Big thank you.”