Ireland - Dublin

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

Home from Home Apartment in Dublin

MDI HQThe ‘Home from Home’ Self Catering Apartment is located in MDI House and National Resource Centre in Chapelizod, Dublin 20. It is a self contained fully wheelchair accessible apartment which is available for short term stays for people with a physical disability. The apartment consists of 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment.  

The first floor of our premises in Chapelizod consists of a self contained fully wheelchair accessible apartment which is available for short term respite breaks for MDI members and people with mobility difficulties.  The purpose is to provide accommodation to MDI members and their families from outside Dublin who need to attend a clinic or hospital appointment, to visit members in hospital, etc. or simply require a short respite break.  

MDI’s “Home from Home” self catering apartments as it is known, consists of a four bedroom self catering apartment. Three of the four bedrooms have ceiling track hoists and two are en-suite. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area.

The “Home from Home” Apartment is a self catering facility.  The kitchen is stocked with the following equipment:

Blender & liquidiser, clothes horse, cutlery & crockery, electric double steamer, electric oven / hob, electric kettle, fridge–freezer, iron & ironing board, microwave, pots & pans, sandwich maker, toaster, tumbler dryer, washing machine

On arrival, the kitchen will be stocked with milk, sugar, tea, coffee, salt & pepper.

Bed linen is provided in each bedroom (sheets, duvet& pillows).  All  beds are hi-lo profile beds.  Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3 & all bathrooms  are equipped with ceiling track hoists. 

The Accommodation


The kitchen is equipped with an adjustable motorised worktop which enables the work surface height to be adapted to a suitable level for all users. It contains all modern appliances including a kettle, toaster, sandwich maker, microwave, blender, electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Milk, sugar, tea, coffee, salt & pepper are also provided.

Lounge Area

The lounge area has 2 sofas and a multi channel television and DVD player .

Bedrooms 1 and 3

Each of these rooms contain two   Hi-Lo electric single beds and a ceiling track hoist. Both rooms are en-suite and the bathroom and shower can be accessed directly by using inter-linked ceiling track hoists. Bedroom 1 also contains a sofa-bed. And Bedroom 3 also has an adjoining standard single room.

Bedroom 2

This bedroom is complete with a king sized  Hi-Lo electric bed and a ceiling track hoist.The room is not en-suite however, there is a fully wheelchair accessible shower and bathroom across the hallway from this bedroom, which can be accessed directly by using inter-linked ceiling track hoists.   Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 all contain a television and DVD player.

Bedroom 4

This is an un-adapted single bedroom suitable for a PA or family member. There is an interconnecting door between this room and Bedroom 3.

    Please note: Bed linen (sheets, duvet & pillows) is provided in each bedroom, however we do not provide towels. 

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Aids and Appliances

The apartment is equipped with the following aids and appliances;

Hoists ….Ceiling & Standing

Shower chairs

Grab rails

Hi-Lo Electric / Profile beds 

Intercom system

Emergency call buttons

Emergency Evacuate chairs

Adjustable kitchen counter

Air mattress

Important / Please Note:

Members are advised to bring their own slings. However, please note that the twixie clip slings do not work on our hoist system. MDI will have slings available, please advise in advance if you need to book one.

Transport   Visitors to the apartment also have the option to avail of our transport hire facility. Please ask for more details when booking.   

Rates   MDI requests a donation of €25 per room per night for the use of the apartment. Please note that if you only book one room, the other rooms may be occupied by other guests during your stay.

How to book our “Home from Home” Apartment

To book the “Home from Home” Apartment please phone the MDI Head office on:  (01) 6236414 (during office hours, 9am-5pm) or email:

When contacting MDI Ireland by e-mail please include a contact telephone number so that they can contact you if there is an issue with e-mails.

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
75 Lucan Road
Dublin 20.

Tel: (01) 6236414 (From Outside Ireland: +353-1-6236414)

Fax: (01) 6208663 (From Outside Ireland: +353-1-6208663)

** Remember to take your own sling! ** Most accommodation providers do not provide you with a sling for hygiene reasons so remember to take along your own and be comfortable in something you are used to. Most slings are'universal' fitting but if you are not sure please contact the accommodation provider.


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