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Know Your Rights: Carers and free travel

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?

Breege Mulvaney is Mayo’s Carer of the Year

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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.

Mayo 2013 Carer of the Year announced

Following an unprecedented number of applications for the 2013 Carers of the Year, The Carers Association is delighted to announce the Mayo 2013 Carer of the Year. The annual awards recognise the dedication and enormous contribution of more than 3,000 family carers across Mayo.

Back to the ‘80s with Mayo Carers Association

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Get your glad rags out and your dancing shoes on! The Mayo Carers Association is hosting a fundraising ‘Back to the ‘80s’ night in conjunction with Westport Radio WRFM 98.2.

Carers Association information day

To celebrate National Carers Week, the Community Action on Dementia in Mayo project and the Carers Association in conjunction with Iorras Le Chéile are hosting an information day at The Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, on Monday June 10 from 11am to 3pm.

Mayo Ladies launch fundraising drive

As part of their main fundraising initiative for 2013, Mayo Ladies GAA are teaming up with the Carers’ Association of Ireland. Last week both groups came together in Breaffy House Hotel to launch their Together For Carers St Patrick’s Day Campaign. A ribbon specially designed for St Patrick’s Day will be on sale all over Mayo in various retail outlets, workplaces and street corners up until March 17. Each ribbon costs €2 with proceeds being split equally between the Mayo Ladies and the Carers’ Association. Mayo Ladies chairperson Liam Costigan said: “The Mayo Ladies County Board are delighted to announce their partnership with the Carers Association of Ireland. Volunteerism is a value promoted and encouraged by both associations. Currently there are 28 ladies’ clubs in Mayo. We deeply appreciate the effort that volunteers put into training all club grades from under eight to senior in addition to huge commitment given by people to training our county teams.

Free carers’ day in Mayo

Due to the success of last year’s event and given the current economic climate whereby carers are experiencing cuts to their services, The Carers Association and The Mayo Volunteer Centre are organising a day for carers entitled: “Appreciating Mayo’s Hidden Treasures: Family Carers”.

Minding Yourself – information sessions for carers

The Carers Association will be hosting a series of talks during October in Ostán Óilean Acla, Achill, and Tourmakeady Hall. The focus of the evenings will be on stressing to carers the importance of looking after their own health. The series, entitled - Caring for Yourself: The Importance of Self-Care To Your Caring Role, will provide carers with information regarding their physical and mental health, guidance on looking after yourself while dealing with dementia, nutrition tips, keeping yourself informed on carers’ rights, entitlements, and changes to social policy that may affect carers.

Final call for Westmeath nominations for the Carers of the Year Awards

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.

Mayo Carers ‘under siege’ says The Carers Association

Family carers are “under siege” according to The Carers Association with government’s current review of policies, including the Domiciliary Care Allowance.


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