28 April 2022
Carers Week 2022
In Dublin for example there will be a coffee morning on June 16 from 10.30am – 12.30pm in Saint Maelruain’s Church, Tallaght, being held by Family Carers Ireland.
If you are in Donegal there will be a Wellness Afternoon on June 15 from 1pm – 3pm, being held by CDP na Rosann CTR, and will be located in CDP na Rosann CTR, Chapel Rd., Dungloe.
As stated, with over 80 events, this is clearly an effort of collective community on a national scale. There are in-person events in every corner of the country, and also many more in the virtual space throughout June 13 – 19.7
“Being a carer can be challenging at times but the rewards of what I have learned through being a carer for my daughter and the experience of holding her hand along her journey has, without a doubt, outweighed these challenges“, Caroline Lawless, a carer and worker at The Care Alliance.
Care Alliance Ireland reside in Coleraine House as part of the wider Carmichael community. Formed in 1995 Care Alliance Ireland have been active in commissioning and collaborating on primary family carer research, disseminating family carer research, making submissions and in preparing discussion documents.
They are one of the leading voices for one of the largest and most selfless communities in the country. For example, in early 2020, they set up the Online Family Carer Support Group which now has nearly 3,000 active members. Thanks to annual HSE funding, this project is now on a sustainable financial footing.