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Carers Week

7th-13th June, 2021
  • The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
  • Central Remedial Clinic
  • Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
  • Care Alliance Ireland
  • Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland
  • Irish Cancer Society
  • St Michaels House
  • Disability Federation of Ireland
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland

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Carers Week

2021 News

May 12th 2021 - New Carers Week Merchandise available to order now here.

April 28th 2021 - New Carers Week Merchandise ordered.

April 12th 2021 - Partner Planning Meeting

February 6th 2021 - Date for this years week confirmed for June 7th-13th 2021

Carers Week

2020 News

June 17th 2020 - As we reflect on the first virtual Carers Week, we want to thank EVERYONE who took part in any way. If you organised or attended an online event, if you shared anything on social media, if you shared a picture to support and highlihgt Ireland's 390,000 family carers - THANK YOU for helping to create a great week, and for #MakingCaringVisible. 

June 12th 2020 - As we draw near the end of Carers week 2020, there are still some events scheduled - check out the events page for more details! 

June 11th 2020 - So many organisations are sharing resources, tips and hosting online events for the family carers they support this Carers Week. Check out the #CarersWeek and #MakingCaringVisible tags on Twitter to see what we mean! 

June 10th 2020 - Care Alliance Ireland launched the second edition of The Way Ahead for Former Family Carers as part of Carers Week 2020. This project is the result of collaboration between Care Alliance Ireland, former family carers, The Irish Hospice Foundation, Family Carers Ireland, and representatives of the HSE and academia. Find out more about the resource in the virtual launch video below.  

 

June 10th 2020 - Care Alliance Ireland spoke to Fiona O'Neill, from Jobs For Family Carers about her initiative to assist family carers find employment that works with the 18.5hr restriction for those in receipt of Carers Allowance. Watch the full conversation below! 

 

June 9th 2020 - We're encouraging everyone to post a selfie of themselves with a message to Ireland's 390,000 family carers this week to show support for #MakingCaringVisible. Want to take part? Get all the info you need below! 

 

June 9th 2020 - Do you feel you would like to bring a form of identification with you to access Carer specific services like carer/older peoples shopping hours? See the infographic below created for Carers Week to get more information on how to do that!

June 8th 2020 -   Lots of videos have been created to highlight Carers Week 2020 - check them out below!

 
 
 

June 8th 2020 -   Download your copy of the #MakingCaringVisible poster for your selfie here, along with a step-by-step guide here

June 8th 2020 -   View Press Release here

June 5th 2020 -   Date for Diaries issued to media.

June 4th 2020 - Further online events for Family Carers uploaded See https://www.carersweek.ie/events?county=ONLINE#searchresults

June 2nd 2020- Partners Planning Meeting

May 27th 2020 - Lets highlight MakingCaringVisible as we get ready for the 14th National Carers Week, June 8th-14th. Carers Week Goodie Bags including merchandise and chocolates for the first 10 images shared. Please print off this picture add in your own text and share your image on your social media platforms. We will also share images if you email them to info@carealliance.ie

May 27th 2020 - #MakingCaringVisible Launched

May 25th 2020- Partners Planning Meeting

May 21st 2020 - Carers Week - Ezine Update published. Read here.

May 12th 2020 - Carers Week 2020 confirmed to take place virtually.

May 11th 2020 - Partners Planning Meeting

April 27th 2020 - Partners Planning Meeting

April 20th 2020 - Partners Planning Meeting

March 2nd 2020 - Partners Planning Meeting

February 6th 2020 - date for this years week confirmed -for June 8th-14th 2020

Carers Week

2019

Below are photos that have been taken as part of the Carers Week 2019 celebrations and events from around the country.

If you have any photos of your Carers Week event, be sure to send them to admin@carersweek.ie.

Launch of National Carers Week 2019

National Carers Week partners for launch of National Carers Week 2019

June 16th 2019 National Carers Week 2019 comes to a close! Thank you all for your support! We look forward to contiune supporting Ireland's Family Carers after this week!

June 12th 2019 Family Carer Online Virtual Coffee Morning! Take part here at http://bit.ly/2KIFPFM

June 10th 2019 Launch of National Carers Week 2019! Check for event updates at http://bit.ly/2IAYxML

June 5th 2019 Final Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting!

May 15th 2019 Soft Launch of National Carers Week 2019!

May 15th 2019 Third Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting

April 16th 2019 Second Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting

March 20th 2019 Carers Week Dates Confirmed - June 10th - 16th 2019

March 13th 2019 First Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting

Carers Week

2018

Below are photos that have been taken as part of the Carers Week 2018 celebrations and events from around the country.

If you have any photos of your Carers Week event, be sure to send them to admin@carersweek.ie.

Liam O Sullivan, with Una Crawford O'Brien and Bryan Murray, Fair City, on a damp but cheerful morning for NCW 2018 Photoshoot.

Behind the scenes at the office of Care Alliance Ireland. Counting down to the launch of National Carers Week 2018!

National Carers Week 2018 photoshoot with stars from Fair City, Una Crawford O'Brien and Bryan Murray.

National Carers Week 2018 photoshoot.

June 11th 2018 Launch of Carers Week!

June 7th 2018 Details of more events coming in. See here

June 4th 2018 One week to go.

June 1st 2018 Want to attend the launch on Monday June 11th in Dublin? - Register here

May 29th 2018 Last Partner Teleconference

May 15th 2018 Partner Teleconference

May 1st 2018 Event Notification Template and Merchandise Order Form Available now here

April 24th 2018 2nd Partners Planning Meeting

Feb 2nd 2018 Carers Week Dates Confirmed - June 11th-17th 2018

Carers Week

2016

Below are photos that have been taken as part of the Carers Week 2016 celebrations and events from around the country.

If you have any photos of your Carers Week event, be sure to send them to admin@carersweek.ie.

Joanna Joyce and Judy Williams from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, pictured at the launch of National Carers Week in Dublin

Judith Leeshue, Marian Mahon and Mary Conay from Family Carers Ireland pictured at the launch of National Carers Week in Dublin

Barry McConnon, Donal McKenna and Liam O'Sullivan of Care Alliance Ireland with Senator John Dolan pictured at the launch of National Carers Week in Dublin

Carers Week Ambassador, Nuala Carey, pictured at the launch of National Carers Week in Dublin

Carrs Week Ambassador Nuala Carey and poet, Monica Corish present the winner of the Childrens Art and Poetry Competition, Kate Enright from Limerick, with her prize at the launch of National Carers Week in Dublin

Family Carers recieved hand massages at the launch of Carers Week in Dublin, courtesy of Irish Red Cross volunteers.

Carers Week

2015

Below are photos that have been sent in of Carers Week 2015 events from around the country.

If you have any photos of your Carers Week event, be sure to send them to info@carersweek.ie.

Below are pictures from the National Carers Week Launch in Dublin:

Nuala Carey predicting the forecast of National Carers Week

Nuala Carey and family carer Shirley Thornton holding the Carer Job Description

Art contest winner and her family with Senator Jillian van Turnhout

Art contest winner and her family with Senator Jillian van Turnhout

Meryl Lynch from Care Alliance Ireland, Nuala Carey from RTE, and Senator Jillian van Turnhout

The Irish Hospice Foundation and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland launch Dementia Fact Sheet

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, John Dunne the CEO of The Carers Association, and Bernadette Moran the Manager of Mayo Carers Association

Below are pictures from Clonmel Day out- family carers from Cork, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow:

Family Carers at a Coffee Morning with mini pampering treatments and health checks in Wicklow

Carlow Care Cafe was up and running with some delicious treats with fellow family carers

Carers Week Health Fair in Sligo

Family carers from Louth and North Dublin at Newry and Mourne Carers barbeque

Family Carers from Wicklow and South Dublin on a visit to Festina Lente in Bray

Below are some pictures from The Carers Association "Carer of the Year" nominations:

2014 Carers of the Year Madeleine Morrissey and Young Carer Jamie Mooney ready for the week

Below are some pictures from the 2015 National Carers Week photoshoot:

Carers Week

2013

Below are photos that have been sent in of Carers Week 2013 events from around the country.

If you have any photos of your Carers Week event, be sure to send them to info@carersweek.ie.

Duhallow Carers Group Coffee Morning in Cork

Headway and Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Pamper Morning in Limerick

The Carers Association Kerry celelbrate Carers Week

Alzheimer Society of Ireland and The Carers Association Information Day for family carers in Mayo

Flower Arranging Caring for Carers Limerick

Caring for Carers Limerick

Below are some photos from a shoot we had with Nuala Carey and Family Carers in preparation for this year's National Carers Week.

The photographer lining up Nuala and Family Carers for the picture — at The Carmichael Centre,Dublin 7.

Lucy and the Umbrella - we managed to avoid the rain showers. Nuala said they would pass and they did! — atThe Carmichael Centre,Dublin 7.

Three of our wonderful child volunteers- smiling for the camera?

Press Release

Carers Week 2019 Press Release

For press or media enquiries regarding National Carers Week 2019, please email us at info@carersweek.ie or phone us on 01 874 7776

Press Release – 11 June (12 pm embargo)

Ireland’s 360,000 Family Carers given opportunity to be recognised for their contribution to our society’s wellbeing.

Thousands of Family Carers are taking part in events across the country this week as part of Carers Week 2018 (June 11–17). Care Alliance Ireland, which is responsible for coordinating Carers Week, says that every person in Ireland has a chance this week to acknowledge the contribution of our 360,000 Family Carers.

“This week we should focus on doing something for those who contribute so much to Irish society. Whether you call in, make a meal, offer help and support, or simply give them a call to say ‘you are doing something really important’, there is a huge value in simply saying ‘thank you’” says Liam O’Sullivan of Care Alliance Ireland.

Speaking at the launch of the 12th National Carers Week, Dr. Sabina Brennan, award winning communicator and founder of TrinityBrainHealth.com said, "Caring for someone you love can be a rewarding experience. However it can also be stressful and can put you in a lonely place. To provide the best care for their loved ones, carers need to stay healthy and connected. To do that they need family and friends who can provide social and emotional support. While help with housework or care related tasks is often welcome there is another (and perhaps even more important) way to help. Just be there. Visit, have a chat with the caregiver and be a listening ear for them."

A new partner to the week in 2018 is the Central Remedial Clinic. Stephanie Manahan, CEO said; “The CRC is proud to partner with others in celebrating National Carers Week 2018. As one of the largest disability organisations in the county, we are indebted to the thousands of parents and other family members who care for their loved ones.”

Another new partner in the week in 2018 is Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland. Its CEO Tom Scott said; “Through our family support service across the country we seek to support not only people living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus but also their families, who are so often their primary caregivers. We are delighted to be on board as partners in Carers Week and look forward to this week becoming a bigger part of our work into the future.”

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Notes to the Editor:

Family carers provide care and support to a person with a disability, chronic conditions, mental health concern and/or long-term illness, in the persons own home. National Carers Week, now in its twelfth year, is coordinated by Care Alliance Ireland in partnership with eleven other leading Irish charities who support Family Carers: the Alzheimer Society, Family Carers Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society, the Disability Federation, MS Ireland, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, the Irish Hospice Foundation, St. Michaels House and the Special Needs Parents Association. New partners in 2018 are the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) and Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.

The national launch of Carers Week took place on Monday June 11 in The Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Organisations, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.

For more figures and data on family carers in Ireland see here

Family Carers will be available for interviews throughout the week.

For further information, contact: Liam O’Sullivan 087 207 3265 or Zoe Hughes 086 883 4942, e-mail: info@carersweek.ie or Kevin Deegan 085 852 9352

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