Thousands of people all over the country spend virtually their entire lives caring for loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. In a specially extended programme, RTÉ Prime Time goes into the homes of the country’s carers, and asks if are we asking the impossible of them?
Sharing your story is one of the most powerful ways to fight for the supports that family carers need. Recently, carers who shared their stories through numerous newspaper interviews and an extended Prime Time Special succeeded in making the nation aware of how carers are living in constant crisis. This resulted in a response from Government, which while a step in the right direction, fell well short of the investment required to match carers’ needs.
Now more than ever we need the power of your story to move Government to further action. We’re asking you to share your stories with us and let us know if you’re prepared for those stories to be shared on social media, traditional media (newspapers, radio, TV) or with local TDs. See this link for the types of stories best suited to this campaign and then please add your ‘Carers in Crisis’ story below.