Family Carers Ireland is the representative body for family carers in Ireland. Our mission is to support and to secure fair treatment for family carers throughout the country, to secure recognition of their invaluable contribution to Irish society and to enable them fully and actively to participate in that society.
Your donation will help to support those most in need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic as we develop protocols for delivering supports to family carers in ways that minimise face-to-face contact and are in keeping with social distancing requirements.
For example, we are allocating additional resources to our National Freephone Careline 1800 24 07 24 which is experiencing a significant increase in calls from concerned family carers seeking support and advice.
We are also working hard to secure personal protective equipment such as hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks to protect family carers and their loved ones from Covid-19 and we continue to lobby hard to ensure that carers are not overlooked as the country grapples with this crisis.
Caring for a loved-one at home can be a source of comfort in a bleak situation. Sadly, many people in high-dependency and long-term caring roles themselves suffer isolation, poor physical and emotional health and even poverty. This is the case now more than ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Your contribution will help us to change that and we remain committed to ensuring that no-one will be left to care alone over the coming months