"The one thing that we all share is that at some stage in our lives we will either provide care for another person or we shall receive care. For this reason the issues surrounding carers and family care in Ireland are relevant to every one of us and are crucial to Ireland as a nation socially and economically” (The Carers Association http://www.carersassociation.ie/).
Information for parents of children with disability (DLR County Childcare Committee)
The Carers Association
The Carers Association is Ireland's national voluntary organisation for and of family carers in the home. Family carers provide high levels of care to a range of people including frail older people, people with severe disabilities, the terminally ill and children with special needs.
The Carers Association provides a number of services nationwide, to family Carers, which are aimed at helping to increase the quality of life for the Carer and the person receiving care at home.
The services we provide are as follows:
- Advocacy and Lobbying
- Information & Counseling
- Care Line
- Home Respite Service
- Resource Centre
- Support Groups in Dun Laoghaire, Bray and Rathgar
- Training and Social &Recreational Days
Locations of support in Dun Laoghaire/Ranelagh/South County Dublin/Wicklow area
Clondalkin (incl. Tallaght)
The Carers Association National Office
Phone: 057 9322920
Care Alliance Ireland - The National Network of Voluntary organisations supporting Family Carers
Our vision is that the role of Family Carers is fully recognised and valued by society in Ireland.
We exist to enhance the quality of life for Family Carers. We achieve this by supporting our member organisations in their direct work with Family Carers through the provision of information, developing research and policy in the field, sharing resources, and instigating opportunities for collaboration.
There are approximately 274,000 Family Carers in the Republic of Ireland. Family Carer support is provided by a number of organisations, including those dedicated solely to carer support and others who support carers as part of their response to individuals with specific conditions. We work with our 72 member organisations and other agencies to support them in their work with Family Carers
Our membership includes all the carers organisations and virtually all the condition specific organisations currently providing services to many of Ireland’s Family Carers. A number of statutory groups are associate members.