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Mayo's Una recognised at carer awards

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Family Carers Ireland, the national charity supporting Ireland’s family carers, have announced that this year’s Netwatch Mayo and Connacht Family Carer of the Year is Una Biggins from Deerpark, Clogher, Claremorris.

Local public encouraged to help family carers in crisis

Family Carers Ireland is expressing their gratitude to all those who have supported their national ‘Paws for a Cause’ fundraising walk/run and awareness campaign, which has raised over €25,000 to date.

Conway-Walsh calls on all parties to back SF 'Charter for Carers'

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Sinn Féin Mayo TD Rose Conway-Walsh has urged all parties to back Sinn Féin’s ‘A Charter For Family Carers’, which was launched this week.

Government urgently needs to review vaccination programme for carers

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has called for the lack of priority for family carers to be reviewed with a view to prioritising carers for vaccination due to the impact this could have on the person they are caring for at home.

HSE should be hiring carers rather than using agencies, McDonnell tells regional health forum

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The HSE should look at hiring more carers for home help schemes rather than spending their budgets on hiring agencies, Cllr Declan McDonnell told the Regional Health Forum this week when he asked about the number of clients in Galway awaiting the service.

Athlone IT receives significant funding for research and development projects

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.

Free online dementia training for Family Carers

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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 call for implementation of vital support measures

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.

Provisions for childcare must include unpaid carers says O'Reilly

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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.

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.

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