The Home from Home Apartment offers fully accessible accommodation with aids and appliances to persons with physical and sensory disabilities and their families. It offers independent living in a non-clinical setting for short breaks and general health appointments in Dublin.
- Staying away from home in a non-clinical setting
- Muscular Dystrophy UK, Changing Places Consortium
- Country of Implementation
- Western Europe
- First published
“The apartment promotes independence as it is self-catering. It is ideal for family gatherings, pre-hospital visits, and social occasions like attending a concert.” Benny BUCKLEY
The Home from Home fully accessible apartment is a non- clinical setting offering persons with disabilities and their families the chance to stay overnight without having to stay at the hospital. The apartment was designed by persons with disabilities for persons with disabilities. It enhances social inclusion, promotes independent living and addresses the challenges of finding truly accessible independent accommodation.
Finding accessible accommodation away from home without having to check in at a hospital is not an easy task for persons with disabilities and their families. Often accommodation lacks the necessary equipment in terms of sanitary facilities and an accessible design.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Independent fully accessible accommodation, self-catering