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Home carer Valerie IIuyemi, from Ballybane, was named a winner of the inaugural Carer of the Year Awards run by home care provider Right at Home Ireland. The company has extended their congratulations and gratitude to Valerie, following the announcement.
Significant funding has been allocated to Athlone Institute of Technology towards the purchase of equipment to carry out vital Research and Development projects, Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy, Peter Burke, confirmed this week.
COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges for the country’s growing population of carers.
With the outbreak of Coronavirus being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, people worldwide are facing a major challenge. Coronavirus has significantly affected all of our lives, but it is also challenging our ability to adapt and be resilient.
Family Carers Ireland has received a significant number of calls to itsNational Freephone Careline (1800 24 07 24) from family carers asking what might happen should they or their loved one contract the Covid-19 virus or be forced to self-isolate.
Government consultations about providing subsidies for those using childminders are concerned with the needs of families, but "purely concerned with the tax take" this could yield.
The decision by the HSE to close the home help scheme to new entrants will trap carers in their homes and leave them unable to access a break from the 24/7 care they provide, according to local TD Denis Naughten, the Deputy adding that the announcement will “lead to a situation where families will have no choice but to admit older people to long term nursing home care”.
While continuing his local election canvass, Athlone Sinn Féin candidate, Padraig Hegarty has noted a common theme emerging pertaining to the treatment of carers.
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.
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?