Coffee morning to raise funds for Dubliners with Disabilities

by Rachel Cunningham
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A coffee morning event aims to raise vital funds to enable individuals with disabilities to lead independent lives and pursue their goals and ambitions.

RehabCare Dublin, which supports more than 1,900 people across the county, is hosting a fundraising event called A Cup of Care at the end of the month.    

The coffee morning promises a warm and inviting atmosphere for attendees to connect, share stories and, most importantly, to show their support for a cause that touches the lives of thousands. 

With a presence in every county in Ireland, the RehabCare team works tirelessly to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the resources and support they need to lead fulfilling and independent lives. 

The RehabCare services across Dublin includes Park House Day service, a centre with a person-centred approach that focuses on the enhancement of service user’s quality of life by providing a variety of programmes and supports.  

The New Horizons Resource Centre caters for school leavers with physical disabilities and the HOPS resource centre in the city centre is a community-based day centre for people with mental health difficulties.  

“The last three years have been incredibly challenging across the entire health and social care sector,” said Gráinne Fogarty, Director of RehabCare.  

“Our staff and service users have had to adapt and change to circumstances outside of their control, from the impact of COVID-19 to the housing and cost-of-living crises that have impacted society so adversely.

“We all know the gaps that exist in services for children and adults with disabilities and the damage this is doing to people’s quality of life.  

“In delivering RehabCare’s strategic plan, we seek to address some of these gaps.

“We are developing several children’s residential services to respond to the ever-increasing demand for these services.  

“All our services are designed to support individuals and their families to sustain these individuals at home as part of their families for as long as possible.  

“All the services we offer are committed to empowering those we support to live the life of their choosing, and all our staff are focused on breaking down any barriers that prevent this from happening. We put individuals with disabilities at the heart of their communities.” 

The Dublin Cup of Care coffee mornings will be held at the following locations from 11am: 

October 20: RehabCare Ballyfermot Resource Centre, Kylemore Life House, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 

October 20: HOPS Resource Centre Block 7, Unit C, Westland Square, Dublin 2 

October 19: New Horizons Resource Centre and Park House Day Centre, Park House, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin  

Make a direct donation by going to and choosing your local service from the participating services. 

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