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


“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live”




Community Respite:


Stepping Stones Care promotes Community Respite Care and has taken the 'Direct Community Access Plan' as a model, where a young child or adult with intellectual disability can avail of respite within his or her own home and community.


This project has proven to be an exceptional alternative to respite given through voluntary agencies. It is a far more Person Centered and individualized approach to care, which is provided within the family home or local community where the individual resides.  Parents can avail of this respite allowing them to have a regular break whilst their loved one participates in his or her own community with their carer.


Some families may require specialized care for their son or daughter, which can be arranged through our various care teams. Normally the times of delivering care are arranged and decided between clinical staff and parents.

Our tailored approach to care aims to best match our staff with the needs of each individual and their families at all times.


All assessments are carried out and evaluated by our Director of Disabilities. Further to the assessment procedure, a person centered care plan will be drawn up focusing on the goals, needs and wants of the individual and their families.

We welcome family input and participation in all care planning


Our community respite service is available nationwide.






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residential care

Tel: 086 306 40 22

All journeys begin with a single step

Purpose and Function

Stepping Stones Residential Services offers long-term community based residential placements for young people who for a variety of reasons cannot live with their natural families. The unit caters for young people between the ages of 12-17 years of age on admission. In exceptional circumstances children younger than 12 may be cared for by Stepping Stones Residential Services. Stepping Stones Residential Services take referrals from social workers in the Health Service Executive.


The unit has a maximum capacity for four young people. There is a high staff ratio which ensures that care can be provided for most young people who exhibit a wide range of complex needs and behaviors.


Stepping Stones Residential Services endeavors to offer the highest standards of care in a domestic setting to each resident. Stepping Stones Residential Services adopts a holistic approach to care.


It is recognized that each young person has a variety of needs and the staff will be fully responsive to the individual's physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional needs. Parents, guardians and any significant third


parties will be encouraged to actively engage in a young person's care placement.


The Stepping Stones Residential Services consists of;


- Children

- Senior Management Team

- Manager

- Team Leaders

- Care Staff

- Other professionals



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