The Society provides and runs 31 flats in 4 different locations in the town of Skibbereen. A major refurbishment of all flats has been undertaken in recent years including the installation of double glazed PVC windows & doors together with cavity & attic insulation. The layout of the flats includes a kitchen cum living room, bedroom & shower room. Applications are accepted from people who have reached the age of 59 years. The current weekly rent is €80.00 which includes central heating & a caretaker service. Application forms are available from the Society at Cara House, Market Street (028) 22269, Monday to Wednesday, 9.30am-4pm.
A three course meal is provided by the Society six days per week. Meals are prepared in the kitchen of Cara House and are delivered in Skibbereen and it's environs by a group of voluntary drivers. To avail of this service a recommendation from a Public Health Nurse is required. The current charge per meal is €6.00. Please don't hesitate to ring (028) 22269 to inquire about meals on wheels.
Cara House Luncheon Club
Cara House Luncheon Club operates twice weekly on Tuesdays & Fridays from 11.00am to 3.00pm. The success of the Luncheon Club has exceeded all expectations to date with large numbers attending and many people availing of both days. The attendance includes both male & female with a wide range of interests and the lively interaction of the enthusiastic patrons is a source of much enjoyment and is rapidly leading to a situation which renders prior booking an absolute essential. The day's activities start with coffee and freshly baked scones. Newspapers and magazines are available. A three course lunch is served and is followed by a comprehensive programme of recreational activities. The charge is €10.00 per person daily. To ensure your place and arrange a booking please contact the office at Cara House, Market Street (028) 22269, weekdays between 10.00am & 4.00pm.
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID 19 THE LUNCHEON CLUB IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
For 20 years the Society provided a supported care unit in Cara House, with accommodation for 12 older ladies. Following the closure of Cara House as a supported care unit in 2013, the Society sought and was granted planning permission to alter the internal layout. During the months of July and August 2014 a total revamp of the interior was undertaken by local contractors to provide a spacious modern and purpose designed facility with seating for 50 people. In 2019 additional toilets were built to the rear of Cara House to enhance the facility.