Care Services



........All journeys must  begin with a single step

Stepping Stones Care

2 Bath Place Blackrock, Co Dublin



Mainstream Services  T: 086 243 1094

Disability Services T:  086 306 40 22

“If opportunity doesn't knock ~ We build a door”



Thank you for visiting the Stepping Stones web site. If you are not already familiar with our history and the services we provide, we hope you will find the information you need.


Stepping Stones Residential Care was established in 2008. Our primary purpose was, initially to provide mainstream residential care services to young people who, for various reasons cannot live at home. Our purpose has evolved over time and we now offer a broad spectrum of services to include mainstream residential care and specialized care services for young people and adults with disabilities.

Today we are proud to offer residential care, community care, respite care, aftercare and semi independent living services.


The ability of any company to provide a high quality care service is dependent on those who deliver the service. We at Stepping Stones are very proud of our staff team, and the dedication they share in delivering the best care possible to both clients and families.

All staff hold relevant qualifications in their area of expertise and are Garda vetted, but most importantly our staff team are hand picked because of their dedication and passion for the work they do. It has often been commented that Stepping Stones staff go that extra mile for our clients and it is this that sets us apart from other care providers.


If you require any further information, or wish to discuss any aspects of our services in greater detail, please contact us at:


Darren Wright

Managing Director



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Tel: 086 306 40 22







Welcome to Stepping Stones Disability Care Services and we are delighted that you have taken the time to visit.  I would like to introduce myself to you.  I have worked extensively in the area of Intellectual Disability for over thirty years; I have seen progression with voluntary agencies who have made such a huge difference in people's lives.  I am proud to say that I was part of that process, working primarily with KARE in Co. Kildare and latterly with Comfort Keepers on a project with Mid Leinster HSE.  Having participated in numerous projects and development of services I am delighted to nurture a service that will be transparent and open, I will endeavor to provide assistance to individuals, families, clinical staff and carers to create a service that is progressive and exceptional in the field of residential and community for individuals with Intellectual Disability.


I am passionate about my role in Stepping Stones Care and delighted to be part of such a highly creative and balanced team, our role is to be the best in what we do.  Stepping Stones Care has given me the opportunity to build a creative professional team of Social Care Workers, Leaders and Managers.  Our staff are highly qualified in Stepping Stones Care and we source 'Best Practice' principles, from the leaders in the field of Intellectual Disability.


We work a Person Centered approach with all our Service Users and value each individual, for their Ability.  Each young person or adult who avails of our services will be treated with respect and dignity, our services provide a holistic and clinical approach in promoting individualized Care Planning.  Our experiences have been extremely positive and having a dedicated team to deliver exceptional care is paramount for each Service User.


We have sourced the highest quality of 'Best Practice' in the care and well being for each Service User, we keep updated on policy and welcome inspection from HIQA and HSE.  Our polices and procedures are current and all staff are trained on the requirements.  Our teams are trained in the following:

Each Social Care Worker will have FETAC level 5 or higher qualification.

All our staff are Garda Vetted.


Children First


Intellectual Disability

Buccal Midazolam  Administration

Managing Medication


Care Planning

Challenging Behaviour and methods to counteract such behaviours

HIQA standards

Report writing


Communication and alternatives to communication

First aid

Manual Handling

Key Worker skills


I hope you find the information contained on our site informative, should you require anything further please contact me directly.


Yours Sincerely


Mary Mooney

Director of Services