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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.

GP visit cards and extra funding for respite care will help carers, says Kyne

The Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources, and Digital Development, Seán Kyne, has said that the GP visit cards and extra funding for respite care will help carers and people with disabilities in Galway.

GP cards and respite care to support Galway carers and people with disabilities, says Cannon

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GP visit cards and extra funding for respite care will help carers and people with disabilities in Galway, Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon said last evening.

Census shows six thousand people providing unpaid care to family and friends in Mayo

The number of people acting as unpaid carers for a friend or family member in Mayo is higher than the national average, it was revealed this week.

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?

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.

Carers have nothing left to give – mentally, physically or financially – Conway-Walsh

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It is unforgivable that carers in Mayo and elsewhere continue to bear the brunt of Austerity. The 6,558 family carers in Mayo who form part of the invisible workforce that save the state over four billion euro each year are experiencing unprecedented hardship according to Sinn Féin General Election Candidate Rose Conway-Walsh.

Free resource for carers and older people

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

Mayo carers give 161,000 unpaid hours weekly

Carers in Mayo give more than 161,000 hours unpaid care to the county’s sick, elderly and vulnerable each week. Of Mayo’s 6,558 carers, 40.5 per cent regularly work a minimum of one to 14 hours a week, whilst a further 50 per cent work between 15 and 43 hours a week.

Mayo 2013 Carer of the Year announced

Following an unprecedented number of applications for the 2013 Carers of the Year, The Carers Association is delighted to announce the Mayo 2013 Carer of the Year. The annual awards recognise the dedication and enormous contribution of more than 3,000 family carers across Mayo.

 

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