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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.

Caring for the carers

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Angela Geoghegan arrived at her daughter Carmel's house in Oughterard one winter's day carrying a little suitcase. The former confectioner was 84 years of age and suffering from vascular dementia. She never went home.

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.

The Carers Association urge families to give carers a break

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.

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.

Become a member of the Carers’ Association

The Carers’ Association is the National Voluntary Body and registered charity for family carers in the home, whose vision is to achieve recognition and a better quality of life for Family Carers by advocating for equality and social justice.

Kilkenny carers outraged by proposed cut-backs

The Carers Association in Kilkenny has been inundated with calls from worried carers across the county over the recent comments made by the Minister for Social and Family affairs Mary Hanafin.

Local carers call on councillors for support

Family carers across Kilkenny are seeking councillors’ support in their campaign to have the National Carers Strategy published.

Kilkenny carers outraged by proposed cut-backs

The Carers Association in Kilkenny has been inundated with calls from worried carers across the county over the recent comments made by the Minister for Social and Family affairs Mary Hanafin.

Westmeath Carers Association calls for no cuts

The Westmeath Carers Association is calling on the Government not to cut the Carers Allowance in the upcoming budget.

 

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