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Camphill was established to work with people who have intellectual disabilities - and this is still its principal role today. From the outset, the intention was to do this work not as a 'job' in the usual sense of the word, but as a way of life.

The Camphill ideal is of a community life where each person according to ability contributes what they can towards the well-being of their fellows.

Our Communities are formed of groups of people, some with special needs or disability, some more able, who live, work and learn together, in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Canal Communities Regional Addiction Service

The Canal Communities Regional Addiction Service (CCRAS) is a regional service which complements and supports the work of organisations tackling the causes and consequences of substance misuse in the Canal Communities area of Dublin: Bluebell, Inchicore and Rialto. CCRAS provides support to individuals, families, communities, drug and alcohol services and the Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force in the areas of poly-drug and alcohol use, harm reduction & health promotion, education & prevention, drug-free supports, community development, and safety.

Canal Communities Regional Youth Service

The Canal Communities Regional Youth Service is a project based in south side of Dublin city, Ireland that serves the communities of Bluebell, Inchicore and Rialto. Our remit is to develop a network of community based youth projects, youth clubs and youth groups in the area and to provide support services for those groups. The Canal Communities is a name that was given to the three areas named above for the purpose of funding for local community development, drugs intervention, youth work, education, enterprise, training and employment programmes. CCRYS was set up in 1999.

Candle Community Trust

Candle Community Trust is a Community Project in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Established in 1978 Candle is a vibrant child centred service addressing the needs of young people.

Working in collaboration with a highly qualified staff, funding agencies, parents and other stakeholders the Board of Management seeks to offer a quality service to the highest standards of best practice.

The Candle Centre, which is aesthetically pleasing and warm, provides an appropriate space for the nurturing and development of young people.  

Carbery Housing Association

Carbery Housing Association is committed to the provision of housing and associated amenities for a range of groups that are excluded from the housing market, on the basis of close co-operation with local authorities and community organisations and aiming at a high level of energy efficiency and ecological appropriateness.

Care After Prison (CAP)

Care After Prison is a peer led criminal justice charity, dedicated to changing the lives of people who have been affected by imprisonment.   We work with a range of both female and male adult offenders who are on temporary release, currently in prison or who have formerly offended.   We have a team of 8 staff, and a number of volunteers, delivering a range of services to those in prison and former offenders, including Prison In-Reach, Community Support Schemes, A Peer Mentor Training Programme and Family Support.

Care Alliance Ireland

Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting family carers.

Our aims include:

  • To enhance the status and well being of family carers, through supporting the work and activities of family carers organisations.
  • To promote research into family carers lives, and to promote the sharing of information and ideas between family carer organisations.

Our Work includes: Quarterly Newsletters, Regular E-mail Bulletins, Annual Conference, Research in Family Carers, Advocacy, Representation at National Level.



CareBright are a social enterprise providing care in the community for over 22 years. We are a leading provider of quality homecare in Munster. Our focus is on supporting people to live in their own homes for longer. We provide services to older persons, persons with intellectual disabilities, post-operative care, specialised dementia care, companionship and general support. CareBright Community is Ireland’s first purpose-built community for people living with dementia.

CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland) Foundation

The CARI Foundation is a registered charity founded in 1989. Our primary aim is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.

Alongside this we aim to provide the most up to date education and information service for children, adults and professionals on the dynamics of child sexual abuse, and, moreover, to raise public and political awareness of these issues.

Caring and Sharing Association (CASA)

Casa is a voluntary organisation supporting people with disabilities throughout Ireland.  Casa organises social activities, respite breaks and pilgrimages to Lourdes. We also operate a respite house in Malahide, Co Dublin.

CASA's mission is to provide quality respite breaks and social opportunities to people with disabilities and their families, in an atmosphere of friendship, trust and mutual respect, enhancing quality of life and providing a welcome break for both the person with disability and their families.

Caring for Carers Ireland

Caring for Carers is a National non-governmental organisation providing support to Homebased Carers through a growing network of Carers Groups throughout Ireland.

Mission Statement
Caring for Carers, in collaboration with Homebased Carers aims to promote the Health, Well Being and Quality of Life of Homebased Carers and those for whom they care, by promoting Recognition of their role, providing Respite Care, Information, Training and Advocacy to promote Social Inclusion within the Context of our Carers Charter.