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Westmeath’s family carers to be recognised during events week

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The 12th National Carers Week, presently ongoing, recognises the contribution of Ireland’s 360,000 Family Carers, with events being held throughout Ireland from 11 to 17 June.

Know Your Rights: Carers and free travel

I care full-time for a relative with a disability and I have applied for Carer’s Allowance. Although I am not yet aged 66 would I be entitled to a free travel pass, if I qualify for this allowance?

Support evening for stroke carers at the Croi centre

An informal meeting for people living with someone who has had a stroke or mini stroke will take place on Thursday November 3 from 7pm to 9pm at the Croi heart and stroke centre in Newcastle.

Guidebook launch for senior citizens and family carers

More than 50,000 people in Ireland are caregivers for elderly parents and relatives; that’s almost one third of the adult population. The caregiving role can be rewarding, but it’s also one of high stress and low recognition and can cause family strain.

Are you looking for employment as a carer but need a FETAC course? 

The healthcare sector in Ireland has witnessed significant changes in the past 10 years. Increased regulation now means carers and healthcare workers are required to obtain FETAC/QQI accredited courses to work in the care sector.

Free resource for carers and older people

If you are a family carer, a new free guidebook is available in Athlone this Friday.

Health fair in Castlebar

Health fair in Castlebar

There will be a health fair for carers on January 27 in the Welcome Inn Hotel in Castlebar between 11am and 3pm. There will be a number of different stalls including beauticians and hairdressers from Westport CFE, Specsavers Castlebar, Deaf Hear, chiropody from Footworks Clinic in Ballina, and Croi. There is no charge at the door. All carers are welcome. Contact Bernadette on (086) 3775702 for more information.

Foxford’s Carer of the Year hopes her story helps others

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An inspirational Foxford woman who has spent 19 years providing full-time care to her husband has called for more recognition and support of the work of Ireland’s many tens of thousands of carers.

Castlebar Trialogue meeting

Trialogue is an open forum for discussion on mental health issues. Users of mental health services, carers, health care professionals, their friends and everyone in the community are welcome. A Trialogue group is a neutral space where communities can gather to develop their understanding of mental health issues, the challenges of maintaining mental health and to transform thinking on developing better services and healthy communities.

 

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