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The HSE is seeking foster carers who can provide stable homes, both short and long term, for young people aged eight to 18 years. Foster carers currently provide care to 1,215 children in the west.
With the closing date for nominations fast approaching on April 20, The Carers Association is sending a final call to people across Westmeath to nominate their chosen family carers for the Carers of the Year Awards 2012.
Family carers are “under siege” according to The Carers Association with government’s current review of policies, including the Domiciliary Care Allowance.
The Carers Association in Mayo invites those willing to raise awareness of issues affecting young carers to create and undertake their own particular challenge for sponsorship between now and May 3 through a Dare 2 Care challenge.
It is well known, and entirely understandable, that the overwhelming majority of people aged over 65 wish to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible (Law Reform Commission 2012). Government support of this has also seen a growth in the commercial homecare sector in Ireland.
The Carers Association are urging Westmeath to recognise the work of their local carers by nominating them for The Carers of the Year Awards 2012. Recently launched by patrons of The Carers Association, Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan, The Carers of the Year Awards 2012 recognises the phenomenal work and commitment of family carers.
The Carers Association is now accepting nominations for the Carer of the Year and Young Carer of the Year Awards 2012. These awards, sponsored by Emergency Response, celebrate the dedication shown by family carers in Ireland to providing care in the home to their loved ones.
Are you looking for a change in 2012? Are you interested in working with older people and becoming a carer? HealthSET is a locally based healthcare training company specifically targeting new and existing carers. As a FETAC centre, HealthSET provides jobs information, professional career advice, and accredited FETAC courses to adults seeking work in the care sector.
There are more than 161,000 family carers across Ireland and, with the majority of caring roles usually falling on one family member, The Carers Association is urging families to come together this Christmas to show they care by giving the main carer a much-needed break. While Christmas is a holiday for many, the work of family carers is greatly increased this time of year as the majority of schools, day, and residential care centres are closed over the festive period.
The Carers of the Year Awards 2012 were launched recently by The Carers Association, whose members took the opportunity to highlight the physical, emotional, and psychological cost of caring for their loved ones in the home. There are 2,862 carers in Westmeath providing 66,262 hours of care in the home each week to frail older people, people with disabilities, terminally ill, and those with special needs.