New Extra Help Hub for vulnerable customers and their families and carers launched byBank of Ireland

The Hub will act as a ‘where to next?’ on managing financial affairs for people and families in challenging circumstances Bank’s Vulnerable Customer Unit has handled 30,000 cases since 2019 75% of calls relate to three areas: financial abuse, power of attorney, and support for those who have lost decision making capacity Bank has partnered […]

Munster Dementia Carers Advocacy Network To Meet To Discuss Lack of Dementia Support

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) will hold the second meeting of the regional group of its carer advocacy network, the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), in the Clayton Hotel in Limerick City on Friday, July 27th (12.00pm-2.00pm).   The DCCN, which was set up in 2013, is a national campaigning group and is made up of […]

Varadkar Divide & Conquer Strategy Unfair To Carers – MEP

The divide and conquer strategy of Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar which aims to create tension between state pension receivers and carers in the upcoming budget emphasised the valuable role of the independent political voice in government. This assertion by Independent MEP Marian Harkin related to a newspaper report that Minister Varadkar had warned […]

Family Carers Ireland Launches ‘Scorecard’ On Progress Of National Carers’ Strategy

National Carers Strategy monitoring group launched its ‘Family Carers’ Scorecard’, assessing what the National Carers’ Strategy has achieved for family carers since its launch in July 2012. This is the third year-on-year scorecard published, and is based on an assessment of Government’s Third Progress Report on the Strategy from September 2014 – September 2015. Of […]

MEP Accuses HSE on Carers Cutbacks – Co. Laois Carers Hit

The HSE has been accused of using the current political impasse to implement a totally unacceptable cut to homecare packages and home help hours which would seriously affect 3,185 Co. Laois carers who currently provide care to the value of over €37 million each year. In a scathing attack on the HSE independent MEP Marian […]

Nominations open in Laois for 2014 Carer of the Year and Young Carer of the Year Awards

The Carers Association in Laois is calling on people to nominate carers in their area for the 2014 Carer of the Year Award and Young Carer of the Year Award. The Carers Association launched the 2014 awards with long-time patrons RTÉ broadcasters Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan in Dublin on Wednesday May 28th.   ‘Time’ is the theme […]

Home Help/Home Care Action Group Demands the Government and HSE Restore All Home Help Hours Cut This Year

The Home Help/Home Care Action will stage a major march to Dail Eireann on Wednesday 17th October to demand that the Government and HSE immediately cease attacking the elderly, sick and disabled and restore all home help hours and home care packages cut this year.   “There was widespread shock and anger in communities across Ireland […]