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Adult Services

We have a wide range of community-based supports available to adults with intellectual disability. Click below to learn more. 

Accessing Adult Supports at Kare

To access our adult supports, a person must: 

  • be at least 18 years of age

  • have confirmation of an intellectual disability as their primary disability

  • live within the Mid/South Kildare, East Offaly, West Wicklow or North East Carlow area

To apply, download and complete the application form.[Word version] [PDF version

If you are finishing school and interested in transitioning to our adult services, contact Kare's Transition Planner:

Dervla Sheerin, Transition Planner

transitionplanner@kare.ie087 931 5789

Day Service

Kare's day services, also known as local services, run from Monday to Friday in many different locations.

Our day services help people to live a life of choice, by providing them with opportunities to connect with others, take part in activities and develop skills.

People are empowered to do things independently, including further education and work, opportunities for sport, recreation and other health and wellbeing activities.

Kare at dinnertime. Man puts glass down on dinner table for person.


Kare provides many living options for the people we support. 

Our goal is to provide people with a place that they can call home.


Outreach is our 'service without walls'.

Rather than coming to a Kare day service, the Outreach team works with a person in their own local area to support them with what they want to do.

This may be work, further education, personal development projects, or however they choose to live their lives. 

Ladies look out the window of a Kare service.


We provide a range of adult education courses to support people's personal and professional development, both in-house and support for external courses. 

Our courses are aligned to the individual's interests and needs. We offer QQI accredited courses and interest-led learning groups, as well as specific programmes about tranisitioning in Kare services. 

Short Breaks

Kare provides short break or respite services in our houses in Kildare, Athy and Ballymore Eustace, as well as alternative respite in the community. 

Access to our respite services is determined by individual needs.

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