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A lady smiles in Kare's services while her friends enjoy a chat in the background.

Our Vision, Mission and Values


People of all abilities are supported in their right to have real opportunities and choice to live their best life.


We work in partnership to support people with disabilities and their families to create a present and future that fulfils their personal potential. 


  • We empower and encourage the people we support to speak for themselves and decide what is best for them.

  • We encourage the people we support to develop strong, diverse and positive relationships

  • We listen to the wishes and dreams of the people we support and find ways to support them to own and achieve these.

  • We provide people with supports underpinned by the principles of access and consistency.

  • We support people who use our service in an individualised and creative way.

What does Kare do?

Kare delivers a wide range of community-based supports to over 550 children and adults with intellectual disability. These services include day services, residential, clinical supports, outreach, employment and short breaks/respite. 

We are also patron to St. Anne’s Special National School and St. Mark’s Special National School in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

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Kare's Strategic Plan 2021–2025 'Inclusion, Innovation, Inspiration' was launched in 2021. It is an ambitious plan to improve how we do things. Click the button below to learn about our strategic plan.

A detailed analysis of how Kare's funds are spent is published in our annual report. Click the 'Kare Annual Report' button below to read our latest annual report.

Service Locations

Kare has many locations across Kildare, Offaly and Wicklow. The map below shows the types of service we offer below along with the areas covered by each service.

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