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#Carers

# carers - Thursday 6 August, 2020

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation Exclusive

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

# carers - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Exclusive

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

# carers - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Exclusive

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

# carers - Sunday 31 May, 2020

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19

“If I could do this alone I would, it would be better than dealing with the system,” one family carer said.

# carers - Friday 3 April, 2020

Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care

Hundreds of home care providers are to be redeployed temporarily to nursing homes and residential care facilities.

# carers - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil

Carers say the government has “given it with one hand and taken it back with the other” with its latest budget.

# carers - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# carers - Monday 22 July, 2019

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

# carers - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

# carers - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life Exclusive

Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.

# carers - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week

More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

# carers - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers

The service applies to anyone who received carer’s allowance or carer’s benefit, but who do not hold a medical card.

# carers - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

# carers - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer

Next week is National Carers Week, highlighting the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their loved ones.

# carers - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# carers - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

# carers - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

# carers - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today

The Department of Social Protection said carers who need financial assistance should contact their local Intreo centre.

# carers - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Additional funding was announced which will allow all carer’s in receipt of Carer’s Allowance to qualify for a GP Visit Card.

# carers - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers

Almost 200,000 people dedicate their lives caring for loved ones in Ireland.

# carers - Friday 27 October, 2017

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly

Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.

# carers - Thursday 15 June, 2017

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

# carers - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'

My boys will not have “typical” childhood but they will have very special memories, writes carer Geraldine Renton.

# carers - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help

The 2011 Census found that 24,746 carers in Ireland are over the age of 65.

# carers - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

These wonderful teenagers were honoured today at the Irish Carers of the Year Awards

Carers were described as Ireland’s “forgotten workforce”.

# carers - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# carers - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# carers - Friday 21 October, 2016

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

# carers - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

# carers - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# carers - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

# carers - Monday 30 November, 2015

These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland

A new report has called for stronger employment rights in the home care industry.

# carers - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

A mother whose children have a rare bone condition has won carer of the year award

A 12-year-old was named young Carer of the Year.

# carers - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.

I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.

# carers - Monday 8 June, 2015

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

# carers - Friday 20 February, 2015

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?

The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.

# carers - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

# carers - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

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