IT Carlow awarded €1million funding to support family carers across Ireland

Institute of Technology Carlow has been awarded a special €1million fund for the development and nationwide delivery of a Certificate in Family Caring in partnership with Family Carers Ireland (FCI) in recognition of the programme’s support for carers.   Developed in 2018 and delivered in nine different regions in 2019/2020, the certificate programme has provided […]

Family Carers save the state €4 billion; want commitments from next Government

Family Carers Ireland have launched their Pre-Election 2016 Campaign appealing to politicians to include carers in their list of priorities for the new Government. The campaign, titled ‘Election 2016: Achieving Fairness for Family Carers’ highlights that with the number of family carers on the rise, more must be done to support their unpaid work and […]

No Happy Christmas for Family Carers

Since the recession began family carers have feared what they would face in the budget. What was austerity for the community at large hit the carers harder. Each year The Carers Association lobbied hard. We presented pre budget submissions and they were well attended by elected members. We talked with them and they seemed to […]