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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.
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.
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.
If you are a family carer, a new free guidebook is available in Athlone this Friday.
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.
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.
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.
The healthcare sector in Ireland has witnessed significant changes in the last 10 years. Increased regulation now means Carers and healthcare workers are required to obtain FETAC/QQI accredited courses in order to work in this sector.
Following an unprecedented level of nominations for The Carers Association’s Carers of the Year Awards 2014, Breege Mulvaney from Charlestown has been announced as Mayo’s Carer of the Year 2014. She was presented with her award at a special presentation on Wednesday afternoon in the Park Hotel, Kiltimagh.