Carnew Community Care grew out of a desire by the local community to provide for the older people living in the locality. Spearheaded by the local community and the Daughters of Charity, the success of Carnew Community Care owes much to successive hard-working volunteer committees and, in particular , to Sr. Clare Stakelum, who served here from 1984 until 2007.
Carnew Community Village comprises 28 housing units and a Day Centre which provides services to over 150 older people in our Community Village, Carnew town and surrounding area. Our organisation provides day service meals and motivational activities, it also supports the delivery of nursing , chiropody, laundry & hairdressing services. Our ethos of creating a supported physical and social environment enables people to live a good quality of life in their own homes . A HSE Public Health Nurse based at our centre takes care of the nursing needs of residents and provides services to others attending the Day Centre service such as baths, minor dressings and organising health care appointments for patients. Our kitchen, administration, health care & volunteer teams co-ordinate the smooth running of social activities and services such as bingo, cards, arts, and crafts. Daily dinners and weekly afternoon tea sessions provide much needed social interaction.
In addition to our in house services we provide approximately 40 meals on wheels five days a week to people in the surrounding areas.