About Home from Home

 To book your stay in the MDI “Home from Home” Apartment

please TEL: +353 (0)86 6043337 from 9pm – 5pm Mon – Fri

or email: admin@mdi.ie

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The ‘Home from Home’ Self Catering Apartment is located at 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. This four star approved self catering apartment consists of 4 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-Fi, how to use equipment within the apartment and other necessary information to help you to 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.

Kitchen Area

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.
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Kitchen area in MDI's
Kitchen area in MDI’s “Home from Home” apartment.

Kitchen area in MDI's

Lounge Area

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

Lounge area in MDI’s “Home from Home” apartment.


Aids & Appliances


MDI requests a donation of €30 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.


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

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy
  •     •  General
  •     •  MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  •     •  Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  •     •  Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  •     •  Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD)
  •     •  General
  •     •  LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Congenital Fibre-type Disproportion Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositis

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Friedreich’s Ataxia

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified