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  • Carers Must Be Supported |
    in 2007 together with MEP Kathy Sinnott with the aim of ensuring that policy development at an EU level takes into consideration the issues faced by Carers and to ensure that future policy initiatives addresses their needs The Carers Interest Group with the support of Eurocarers holds regular meetings with MEPs European Commission Officials Member State Representatives and relevant NGOs and stakeholders to discuss proposals from the European Commission and their impact on carers This work is vital because Carers are the glue which holds Irish and European society together Their work and commitment is vital to maintaining our care system and in allowing those who wish to remain living in their own homes to do so Without family carers the healthcare system would simply collapse and the social welfare system would prove totally inadequate It is all too easily forgotten that Carers save the state hundreds of millions per annum The statistics for the total value of Caring in Ireland was five years ago estimated to be 2 5 billion and this figure today should be considerably greater Ireland s Carers constitute a band of dedicated people whose efforts on the frontline deserve considerably greater support from Government For more news from Marian Harkin see her 24th June 2013 Newsletter Share this Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window More Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in

    Original URL path: http://www.caringforcarers.ie/carers-must-be-supported/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Children’s Writing and Art Competition |
    O Gorman The hands represent all the people who care and the feet represent all the different things they do to help There are also some wonderful pictures of Nanny and the family and Noel has written some beautiful stories and memories You almost feel part of the family after looking at this Click on the individual sections of the picture below to make them big have a read and see for yourself Share this Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window More Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Related News Categories Events News MAKE A DONATION We rely on donations from people to support the services of Caring for Caring Ireland All donations received will go solely to meeting the needs of family carers

    Original URL path: http://www.caringforcarers.ie/childrens-writing-and-art-competition/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Department of Social Protection Survey |
    of Social Protection has agreed to facilitate this survey by sending a questionnaire to a sample of carers on behalf of the NCPOP at UCD If you receive a questionnaire over the coming weeks it is because you have been randomly selected and because you receive a carer s allowance for the full time care you provide to an older person The questionnaire asks you questions about you your health your caregiving activities and about the social and professional support available to you and the conflicts that may arise when providing care to an older person The results of the survey will be used to make recommendations on how caring for older people can be improved Although your participation in the survey is entirely your decision we would encourage you to support this study by completing and returning the questionnaire in the stamped addressed envelope provided The survey is completely anonymous and confidential Please take a few minutes to share your experiences about caring for an older person If you have any questions about the survey please contact Dr Attracta Lafferty Project Lead on 01 716 6467 or email attracta lafferty ucd ie Share this Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window More Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Related News Categories Events News MAKE A DONATION We rely on donations from people to support

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  • Clare Carers Complete KEYFORA Training Programme |
    inadequate to cater for the needs of the learner Ms Barron continued Currently the majority of care providers throughout Europe are migrants while many caregivers or persons working in this area have currently no authority or power It is necessary to convince them to master key skills Under the scheme carers identify and acquire key skills and competencies in the provision of health and social care services to people in their own homes We are delighted to have bestowed certificates on 12 participants of our recent training programme Course tutor Barbara Callinan emphasised that the skills learned in the caring role are invaluable and the purpose to the training is to build on those skills in preparation for employment Activities that contribute to the well being of families and individuals at home such as care services have an important job creation potential Demand for care and household services is expected to increase due to an important trend population ageing in all EU Member States combined with the expected decline of the number of potential carers within the family circle The recently concluded training course focused on developing the key skills of communication responsibility problem solving and teamworking she added Commenting on her participation in the course Cora Long from Scarriff said I found the self assessment element of the project of great value particularly in relation to identifying my personal strengths and weaknesses Overall the skills module highlighted the importance of good communication and maintaining a positive attitude Fellow participant Kitty Ward from Cratloe added This was the best course I have ever done The tutor was brilliant and the handouts that were disseminated were excellent Doing this course with such a lovely group was very rewarding and will remain with me for the rest of my life Caring for

    Original URL path: http://www.caringforcarers.ie/clare-carers-complete-keyfora-training-programme/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Hello Carers Campaign |
    and Mental Health Kathleen Lynch is launching the DISCOVER4Cares online portal This important online resource offers easy access to a wealth of practical information and support designed to improve the quality of life for carers and those they care for The Hello Carers campaign is being run during national carers week 10th 16th June 2013 Hello Carers seeks to raise community awareness of the role of carers and the significant contribution they make to society It aims to encourage people with caring responsibilities to access assistance and support including the many carers who do not identify themselves as such So if you regularly provide care to someone please go on line during national carers week at discover4carers eu and get involved in the Hello Carers campaign All you need do is make a short comment on your experience as a carer and help us shine a spotlight on carers Also if you have a Facebook and Twitter account please share the following message to help us gain support for the Hello Carers campaign Share this Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window More Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Related News Categories Events News MAKE A DONATION We rely on donations from people to support the services of Caring for Caring Ireland All donations received will go solely to meeting the needs of family carers

    Original URL path: http://www.caringforcarers.ie/hello-carers-campaign/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Carers Week 2013 Events |
    up their time often ceased employment may experience isolation and both physical and psychological stress Carers Week 2013 Events Share this Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window More Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window MAKE A DONATION We rely on donations from people to support the services of Caring for Caring Ireland All donations received will go solely to meeting the needs of family carers in the home Donations of any size are truly appreciated CLICK HERE to make a monthly or one time donation MEMBERSHIP If you would like to be associated with or support the work of Caring for Carers Ireland we invite you to become a member The annual membership fee is 10 Membership is open to everybody CLICK HERE to

    Original URL path: http://www.caringforcarers.ie/carers-week-2013-events/ (2015-10-30)
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  • News & Events | - Part 8
    Well Done To Joyce O Connor Congratulations to Joyce O Connor who again this year successfully completed the Flora Women s Mini Marathon on our behalf Joyce who has supported us since the foundation of the organisation in 1988 is one of our Patrons and has raised funds for Respite Services for Family Carers throughout Ireland You can donate by going to http www caringforcarers ie how you can help donating read more May 31 2013 LET S GIVE CARERS A BREAK Flora Mini Marathon June 3rd 2013 Our Patron Joyce O Connor is once again running the Flora Mini Marathon to raise funds for us here in Caring for Carers All money raised will go towards Respite Services for family carers throughout Ireland We need your support for our work to continue and this will enable us read more April 24 2013 Children s Writing Art Competition It is that time of year again that we are asking Primary Schools if their 3rd 4th Class Pupils would like to get involved in our Children s Writing Art Competition which is part of Carers Week 2013 events This sits well within a relevant section of the SPHE Curriculum Myself and My read more March 27 2013 Research Study on Stress Reduction Martina Herbert is studying for her Master s Degree in Psychology at the National University of Ireland in Galway She is interested in studying ways to reduce stress for Carers and is looking for a number of people to take part in a survey It involves answering a simple questionnaire on age gender health and emotions read more February 28 2013 Caring for Carers Ireland Seeks Implementation of National Carers Strategy The Caring for Carers Ireland Annual National Respite Weekend Conference will be officially opened this weekend 1st to

    Original URL path: http://www.caringforcarers.ie/news-events/page/8/ (2015-10-30)
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