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#Carers Association

We're worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments --- Carers
# Call To Action
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# Call To Action

We're worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments --- Carers

Jul 2nd 2014, 11:24 AM 6,419 Views 15 Comments

Carers provide services worth the equivalent of one third of the annual cost of the HSE, they say. Here’s what they want to happen in this October’s Budget…

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads
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# Oireachtas Agenda

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

May 7th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,653 Views 36 Comments

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home
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# Disability

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home

Aug 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 7,019 Views 16 Comments

Young adults approaching the age of 18 will have no place in Stewarts Hospital in Dublin come September.

Family 'thrilled' about HSE U-turn on disability transport cuts
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# Diabilities

Family 'thrilled' about HSE U-turn on disability transport cuts

Jun 20th 2013, 11:33 AM 3,905 Views 5 Comments

The decision comes after almost four months of lobbying by families.

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget
# Budget 2013
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# Budget 2013

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

Dec 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 11,035 Views 41 Comments

The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey
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# Society

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Nov 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,423 Views 31 Comments

Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.

Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments
# Budget 2013
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# Budget 2013

Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments

Oct 17th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,328 Views 5 Comments

Easier to get €700 for nursing home care than €100 for carers in the home, says Carers Association

Drive-in bingo brings the right numbers to Waterford car park
# Bingo
# Bingo

Drive-in bingo brings the right numbers to Waterford car park

Jul 18th 2012, 5:23 PM 6,053 Views 12 Comments

Good things happen when you mix bingo with a healthy dose of thinking outside the box.

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite
# Carers
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# Carers

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite

Jun 8th 2012, 9:55 AM 14,164 Views 10 Comments

This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.

Carers Association calls for immediate action on new strategy
# Carers
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# Carers

Carers Association calls for immediate action on new strategy

May 31st 2011, 7:25 AM 419 Views 0 Comments

The call for full implementation of a National Carers Strategy comes after last night’s shocking ‘Prime Time Investigates’.