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Join National Carers Week This June

04/06/2015 Join National Carers Week This June

The 9th Annual National Carers Week will take place from 8-14th June this year. Over 100 events will take place across Ireland to celebrate and recognise the role of Ireland’s Family Carers. RTÉ presenter Nuala Carey who is supporting the week says “I know how important family carers are, enabling people to continue to live at home. The week is a fantastic celebration of the contribution carers make to our loved ones’ lives and it’s an opportunity for us all to do something extra special for Family Carers in our community”

The objectives of the week are three fold:
- To raise awareness of Family Carers in our community
- To deliver events for Family Carers throughout the country
- To engage with Family Carers not yet availing of carer support services

There are nine National Organisations who are partners in the week and are organising events around the country to acknowledge the valuable work and contribution that Family Carers make not only to their individual families but Irish society itself. Partners this year are; The Carers Association of Ireland, Caring for Carers Ireland, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland,  The Irish Cancer Society, The Disability Federation of Ireland, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, MS Ireland, The Irish Hospice Foundation and Care Alliance Ireland. Lots of other groups are organising their own events in their local area. For details on events being organised see www.carersweek.ie or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/nationalcarersweek over the coming weeks.

 

 

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