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Westmeath Carers urged to stand up and be counted

In 2010 the Central Statistics Office estimated that Ireland could have as many as 274,000 family carers, an increase of almost 71 per cent on the number of carers counted in the last census in 2006. This would put the number of family carers in Westmeath now at 4,890.    

Chambers calls for twenty four hour helpline for young carers

Castlebar based Fianna Fáil election candidate Lisa Chambers has said that if elected she will press for an emergency helpline for young carers. She told a meeting of carers in Castlebar that young carers should have 24 hour, seven day a week, access to ready help, advice, and support. Ms Chambers said that there are 3,000 carers under the age of 17 in the country, and in many cases they are carrying out their duties isolated and alone.

Help is at hand at The Carer’s Association

The Carer’s Association is the national voluntary body suporting family carers, who give high quality care at home, to loved ones who are elderly, frail, seriously ill, people with disabilities and children with special needs.

Local carers launch pre-election campaign

The Carers Association Kilkenny unveiled Ireland’s first Virtual Carers Campaign at the launch of its Pre-Election Manifesto this week.

Carers Association to meet the candidates

The Carers Association nationally launched their pre-election manifesto, virtual photo campaign, and petition on Thursday, February 3.

Galway employees could ‘win a day off work’

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With January being officially Ireland’s most depressing month, what better way to remedy the winter blues than the prospect of a ‘Duvet Day’ for a great cause. To help support the work of Ireland’s almost 275,000 family carers, broadcasters and patrons of The Carers Association, Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy, have teamed up to launch Ireland’s first ‘Win a Day Off Work’ campaign. The campaign offers Galway employees the chance to win a ‘Duvet Day’ while raising vital funds for family carers.

Westmeath employers urged to support family carers campaign

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With January being officially Ireland’s most depressing month, what better way to remedy the winter blues than the prospect of a duvet day for a great cause. To help support the work of Ireland’s almost 275,000 family carers, broadcasters and patrons of The Carers Association, Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy, have teamed up to launch Ireland’s first Win a Day Off Work campaign. The campaign offers Westmeath employees the chance to win a duvet day while raising vital funds for family carers.

Mayo employees could ‘win a day off work’

With January being officially Ireland’s most depressing month, what better way to remedy the winter blues than the prospect of a ‘Duvet Day’ for a great cause. To help support the work of Ireland’s almost 275,000 family carers, broadcasters and patrons of The Carers Association, Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy, have teamed up to launch Ireland’s first ‘Win a Day Off Work’ campaign. The campaign offers Mayo employees the chance to win a ‘Duvet Day’ while raising vital funds for family carers.

January church gate collections planned for the Carers Association

The Carers Association will hold a Church Gate Collection on Saturday, January 1 and Sunday, January 2 in parishes throughout Kilkenny.

Mayo Stroke Support Group

The first meeting of the Mayo Stroke Support Group will take place at 2pm on Thursday November 18 in the Newman Institute, Ballina.

 

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