Carers Respite

March 2014


The Daisychain Foundation has operated the “Time For You” respite programme over the past 3 years in conjunction with Choice Hotels Ireland  (Clarion Hotels, Quality Hotels & Comfort Inns) with the assistance of the National Parents and Siblings Alliance.  In 2006, the programme offered 1,000 complimentary hotel stays to people with physical and intellectual disabilities and their families, accepting applications from service providers, social workers and the end user.  An extremely successful programme, demand has understandably outweighed availability and we are very pleased to re-launch the programme again this year.


In order to maximise the benefit of the Time For You programme, we wish to streamline the application process in 2014.  To this end, we seek the co-operation of service providers and support groups to act on behalf of their member families by making applications for hotel breaks on their behalf.  As a nominated group/organisation we will issue you with full details of the simple application process and contact details, and will only accept applications in this format to assure fairness and balance.  Applications will only be accepted from named people within your group/organisation.  They may be a group chairperson, secretary, social workers, unit managers or anyone else you wish.  We will prepare a database of all the contacts and will keep them informed when a season of breaks is being launched and also update them on current availability.


We sincerely hope that you will work with us on behalf of your members and service users and their families to offer a well deserved break.

To indicate your interest in working with us on behalf of your members, please e-mail to with your group’s/organisation’s nominated representatives.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the above email address