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The Cavan Centre / Respite Stays

Residential Centre for Education and Community Development Established 1977

cottage view image The Cavan Centre provides Respite Stays for families, groups or individuals to escape from stress or trauma they may be experiencing. This can be arising from illness, homelessness, addiction or other pressures.

Respite 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?

  • Child Care Services
  • Disability Services
  • Family Resource Services
  • Homeless Services
  • Addiction Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Youth Services
  • Family Access

  • Respite Stays can be for a number of midweek days or for a weekend package, Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
    The Centre can provide facilities and equipment for babies and small children coming as part of a family or group.
    Each Respite Stay is planned in advance by the Cavan Centre staff with the organiser to ensure the success of the stay for those availing of it.
    For further information on respite stays telephone 0498544436 | 📨

    Scenic walks & Children's play areas

    Pascal's Cottage
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    Sleeps up to 10

    River walk
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    Tranquil river walk

    Art Therapy Room
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    Art Therapy Room fun

    Outdoor fitness walk
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    Scienic Outdoor play area

    Outdoor play area
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    All fun and games

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    Very popular oldfashioned swings.

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    The Cavan Centre
    A82 YE10
    Co. Cavan
    049 8544436