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National Carers Week, 10-16th June 2024

Family Carers Ireland: State of Caring Survey

Family Carers Ireland’s latest survey, the State of Caring 2024, found that three quarters of respondents reported severe or moderate loneliness and the same number also said those they care for do not receive enough support.

Family Carers Ireland said that 69% of those surveyed said they found it difficult to make ends meet, while 72% have never received respite and 74% said the people they care for do not get sufficient formal support.

The survey also found that 49% of carers said they have paid privately for products or services that should be publicly provided, while 34% said their accommodation is not suitable to meet the needs of the person they care for.

Taoiseach Simon Harris said he will meet directly with representatives from Family Carers Ireland later this month, along with the relevant ministers, to discuss their “very useful report.”

Please click here too read the full RTE report and click here to read more about the survey.

Care Alliance Ireland: Caring Researchers Podcast

As part of National Carers Week in Ireland, the Caring Researchers Podcast from Care Alliance Ireland launched this week.

The podcast aims to make family carer research accessible for family carers, students, researchers, academics and the general public.

The first episode, now available, includes a discussion with Care Alliance Ireland CEO Liam O’Sullivan, discussing the history of family care research in Care Alliance, working collaboratively with organisations and academics, involving family carers in research, and the future of family care research.

Please click here to access the podcast.

Thank you to our carers

This year’s theme for carers week is ‘putting carers on the map’ and we want to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of the amazing carers. 

Your compassion and dedication has a positive impact on those you care for and our organisation.

For further information on carers week and services, please click here.

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