Policy Papers & Submissions

Submissions


2022 Pre-Budget Submission: The Forgotten Frontline (2021)

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Submission to the Department of Justice on the Regularisation of Undocumented Migrants in Ireland (2021)

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Submission to the Pensions Commission - Ending the Pensions Penalty for Caring (2021)

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Submission to the Joint Committee on Disability Matters on the lived experience of people with a disability and their family carers (2020)

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2021 Pre-Budget Submission: Life After Lockdown (2020)

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Submission to the Department of Justice on the flexible working and EU Directive on Work Life Balance for Parents and Carers (2020)

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Submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on Benchmarking Social Welfare Rates (2019)

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2020 Pre-Budget Submission: A Decade Lost (2019)

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Submission to the CSO on Census 2021 (2019)

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Submission to the HSE in advance of the National Conference on the Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Act 2015 held in UCC on November 29th 2019 ‘Relevant person - a recalibration for the centrality of rights or just more semantics? (2019)

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Submission to Indecon and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on the Cost of Disability Study (2019)

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2019 Pre-Budget Submission: Carers in Crisis (2018)

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Submission to the HSE on National Guideline for the assessment, promotion and management of continence to adults (2018)

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Submission to the Department of Health on the Provision of Respite Services (2018)

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Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare - ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ (2018)

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Submission to the Department of Health on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2018)

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Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care (2018)

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2018 Pre-Budget Submission: Share the Care (2017)

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Submission to the Department of Health on the Creation of a Statutory Home care Scheme (2017)

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Submission to the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment on Pay by Weight Bin Charges (2017)

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Submission to the Citizens Assembly on how we best respond to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population (2017)

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Submission to Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on proposed EU Directive on Work-Life Balance (2017)

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2017 Pre-Budget Submission: Achieving Fairness for Family Carers (2016)

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Submission to the Department of Education and Skills on the Statement of Strategy 2016 – 2018 (2016)

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Policy Papers


Mind the Gap: Carers and the State Pension (2019)

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Proposal to Reform the Means Test for Carer’s Allowance (2019)

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Proposal to increase the hours a carer can work or study from 15 to 18.5 hours (2018)

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National Carers' Strategy - Progress Report Scorecards

The National Carers’ Strategy was published in July 2012. Its 42 actions represented a commitment by government to support family carers, with the vision that they would be ‘Recognised, Supported and Empowered’, both in their caring role and in their participation in wider society. It sets out the strategic direction for future policies, services and supports provided by government departments and agencies for carers. The strategy contained a roadmap for implementation of its objectives, outlining recommended actions, timelines for achievement of objectives and the departments with responsibility for each action.

The Department of Health produced an annual progress report, collating reported progress on each of the strategy’s 42 actions from the responsible departments. Family Carers Ireland coordinated a National Carers’ Strategy Monitoring Group with family carers and representatives from Care Alliance Ireland, which, beginning in 2014, evaluated each of these annual progress reports, producing a Family Carers’ Scorecard in response. (The first scorecard was not published; the second accordingly responded to the first two progress reports.)

The Family Carers’ Scorecards can be accessed below.


Assessment of 1st & 2nd Progress Reports

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Assessment of 3rd Progress Report

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Assessment of 4th Progress Report

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Assessment of 5th Progress Report

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