Home Respite Cost

Where the Money Goes

All money goes towards providing home respite to families with children requiring extensive medical and nursing care at home. The Jack & Jill Foundation supports these families until the child is four, at which stage the State provides some assistance.

Without the Jack & Jill Foundation, families with children with severe neurological conditions would be left to fend for themselves.

Our liaison nurses determine how much care each family needs up to a max of 64 hours per month. Depending on the severity of the child’s condition, a child may require a nurse rather than a carer.

Cost of 64 Hours Care
Qualified Nurse €1,024
Carer €512
Cost of 1 Night’s Care
Qualified Nurse €160
Carer €80

All parents will know how difficult it can be to function on very little sleep. Add to that the emotion of looking after a tiny baby who is in pain. For parents like these, even one night’s nursing care is like a holiday from hardship. You can donate a night’s nursing care.

Why not donate a night’s care
for a Jack & Jill baby?

€160 for a child who needs a trained nurse or €80 to for a child who needs a carer would go a long way towards giving his Mum and Dad a night’s rest.


County Breakdown of number of

Babies & Cost

County Number of children Number of children since 1997 Allocated cost per month(variable)
Carlow 4 31 €1,296
Cavan 4 31 €2000
Clare 8 52 €3000
Cork 37 227 €14,848
Donegal 11 48 €5,904
Dublin 63 470 €27,516
Galway 26 127 €10,656
Kerry 8 55 €3,808
Kildare 11 106 €4,384
Kilkenny 10 43 €5,704
Laois 3 32 €1,600
Leitrim 2 11 €1,408
Limerick 11 91 €4,560
Longford 0 16 €0
Louth 6 48 €1,624
Mayo 6 73 €2,944
Meath 10 76 €4,400
Monaghan 2 28 €1,184
Offaly 3 28 €1,280
Roscommon 4 23 €1,376
Sligo 2 22 €576
Tipperary 4 45 €1,904
Waterford 9 62 €2,544
Westmeath 5 44 €1,824
Wexford 14 97 €7,160
Wicklow 7 37 €2,944

TOTAL

270

1923

 

Year 2016

Financial Statements

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

Reports and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2016
Click to view document: Audited Accounts 2016