The first floor of the premises in Chapelizod Dublin 20, consists of a self contained fully wheelchair accessible apartment which is available for holidays and short term respite breaks for MDI members and all people with mobility difficulties. The purpose is to provide holiday accommodation to people with disabilities and their families who require the highest standards in accommodation while in Dublin.
MDI’s Home from Home self catering facility consists of a four bedroomed self catering apartment. Three of the four bedrooms have ceiling track hoists with full room coverage and the rooms have their own accessible ensuite facilities. There is also a fully equipped kitchen is fully stocked with all the best appliances and conveniences and has a tumbler dryer and washing machine. There is a lounge area to watch television.
On arrival, the kitchen will be stocked with milk, sugar, tea, coffee, salt and pepper. Bed linen is provided in each bedroom (sheets, duvet and pillows). All beds are hi-lo profile beds which provide ease of access for all wheelchair users and can be adjusted to any height. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 and all bathrooms are equipped with ceiling track hoists which cover the entire room.
There is a lift up to the apartment and we also have ramp access which allows you to drive or walk all the way from ground level up to the front door of the apartments. The ramp which was built in May 2015 is a new addition to the Home from Home apartment.
Accommodation facilities are of the highest standard of accessibility in Europe. Good access enables people and bad access disables people. NB: Visitors are advised to bring their own towels and slings. However, please note that the twixie clip slings do not work on our hoist system. MDI Home from Home will have slings available, please let us know in advance if you need to book one.
To book your stay in the MDI Home from Home apartment Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone the MDI office on: +353 1 6236414.