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#Carers

From TheJournal.ie Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county? Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU Report

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life Clontarf Hospital

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life Exclusive

Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.

From TheJournal.ie 29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week Blood Cancer Awareness

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week

More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers Health

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers

The service applies to anyone who received carer’s allowance or carer’s benefit, but who do not hold a medical card.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay Women In The Home

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer National Carers Week

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer

Next week is National Carers Week, highlighting the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards Free Gp Care

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers HIQA

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma Opinion

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today Carers Benefit

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today

The Department of Social Protection said carers who need financial assistance should contact their local Intreo centre.

From TheJournal.ie Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Additional funding was announced which will allow all carer’s in receipt of Carer’s Allowance to qualify for a GP Visit Card.

From TheJournal.ie 'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers Carers

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers

Almost 200,000 people dedicate their lives caring for loved ones in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly Abuse

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly

Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected Census

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island' National Carers Week

Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'

My boys will not have “typical” childhood but they will have very special memories, writes carer Geraldine Renton.

From TheJournal.ie 'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help National Carers Week

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help

The 2011 Census found that 24,746 carers in Ireland are over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie These wonderful teenagers were honoured today at the Irish Carers of the Year Awards True Heroes

These wonderful teenagers were honoured today at the Irish Carers of the Year Awards

Carers were described as Ireland’s “forgotten workforce”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims Social Welfare

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van Cerebral Palsy

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

From TheJournal.ie Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them Sponsored By HSE

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

From TheJournal.ie 'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing' Death Charter

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

From TheJournal.ie Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies Kerry

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed Social Welfare

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

From TheJournal.ie These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland Exploitation

These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland

A new report has called for stronger employment rights in the home care industry.

From TheJournal.ie A mother whose children have a rare bone condition has won carer of the year award Above And Beyond

A mother whose children have a rare bone condition has won carer of the year award

A 12-year-old was named young Carer of the Year.

From TheJournal.ie 'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted. Column

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.

I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.

From TheJournal.ie What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six Carer

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?

The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.

From TheJournal.ie 'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down' Social Welfare

'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

From TheJournal.ie Teen with cancer wins award for caring for his sick mother Young Carer Of The Year

Teen with cancer wins award for caring for his sick mother

Jamie Mooney has been caring for his mother since he was a small child.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it' Palliative Care

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'

LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.

From TheJournal.ie What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland? Oireachtas Agenda

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?

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

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

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…

From TheJournal.ie Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait Sit Tight

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40% Social Protection

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years Support

Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years

This week is National Carers Week.

From TheJournal.ie Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads Oireachtas Agenda

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

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

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