There are thousands of Irish families that care for one another through the toughest of times – through serious illness, disability and degenerative disease. Many are doing so with insufficient resources and with infrequent breaks from their demanding caring role. Change is needed if we are to secure greater fairness for carers.
One of Family Carers Ireland’s greatest strengths is that in every county there are individual family carers and carer groups who are prepared to take action to ensure their voices are heard.
Our campaigns are designed to harness this people power. We do this by combining research and best practice with family carers’ knowledge, experience and insight.
By acting together, we increase our influence and ensure that the changes that are needed to better support family carers are heard at Government level.