6410330_origFully wheelchair accessible self catering apartment in Dublin

The MDI ‘Home from Home Self Catering Apartment is located in the MDI Head Office 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 or sensory disability. The apartment consists of four bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge area.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment. On arrival at the apartment you will find a handbook giving you details about how to access the Wi-i, how to use equipment within the apartment and other necessary information to help you make the most of your stay. This will also provide you with information about services available in the local community, places to visit while you are in Dublin and details about local public transport and other ways to get around Dublin.

Aids and Appliances available

5840514_origThe MDI ‘Home from Home’ Self Catering Apartment is fully wheelchair accessible and is fitted with equipment such as: ceiling track hoists, shower chairs, grab rails, Hi-Lo electric/profile beds, an intercom system, emergency call buttons, an emergency evacuate chair, an adjustable kitchen hob/counter, air mattress etc.


Visitors to the apartments also have the option to avail of our transport hire facility. Please ask for more details when booking, if required.


MDI requests a donation of 25 Euros 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.


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


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 oven, 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 and pepper are also provided.

Bedrooms 1 & 3

9177976_origEach of these rooms contain two Hi-Lo electric beds and ceiling tracking hoist. Both rooms are en-suite and the bathroom and shower can be accessed directly by using inter-connecting ceiling tracking hoists. Bedroom 1 also contains a sofa-bed.

Bedroom 2

This bedroom is complete with a king sized Hi-Lo electric bed and a ceiling tracking hoist. The room is not en-suite, however there is a fully wheelchair accessible shower and bathroom and across the hallway from this bedroom, which can also be accessed directly by using an inter-connecting ceiling tracking hoist.

Bedroom 4

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

Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 all contain a television and DVD player.

Bed linen (sheets, duvets and pillows) is provided in each bedroom, however we do not provide towels.

Please note: Guests are advised to bring their own slings. However, please note that the Twixie clip slings do not work on our hoist system. We do have slings available but please advise in advance if you need to book one.

About MDI

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) is a voluntary organisation, which was established in 1972 by a small group of people in the west of Ireland to support families who had a member with muscular dystrophy. Since then it has grown considerably and it now has a membership of over 600 members and a network of branches throughout Ireland.

MDI Mission Statement

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland aims to provide information and support to people with neuromuscular conditions and their families through a range of support services. Our objective is to promote, through practical empowerment, independent living for people living with the condition muscular dystrophy. MDI supports advocating for services to enable people with neuromuscular conditions to fully participate in society and to live a life of their own choosing. MDI also aims to support and fund research into neuromuscular conditions.

To book the ‘Home from Home’ apartment please phone the MDI head office on (01) 6236414 (during office hours, 9am-5pm) or email: info@mdi.ie.

For more details about the ‘Home from Home’ apartment visit: www.mdi.ie/home-from-home.html

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, 75 Lucan Road, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

We look forward to welcoming you.

4011660MDI is proud to have achieved the Q mark for accessibility