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#Carers

# carers - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Employment permits for 1,000 home care workers to be made available to tackle recruitment crisis
# Carers
# Carers

Employment permits for 1,000 home care workers to be made available to tackle recruitment crisis

Wed 10:34 PM 26,828 Views 29 Comments

The move was recommended in a report by the strategic workforce advisory group on home carers and nursing home healthcare assistants.

# carers - This year 2022

Opinion: Care and community workers fill the gaps left by the State - they need a pay rise
# Community
# Community

Opinion: Care and community workers fill the gaps left by the State - they need a pay rise

Oct 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 7,885 Views 8 Comments

We need to improve working conditions and pay for carers and community workers, writes Labour’s Duncan Smith.

'I don't know where to turn': Family carers call for reinstatement of funding for ceiling hoists
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

'I don't know where to turn': Family carers call for reinstatement of funding for ceiling hoists

Aug 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,272 Views 12 Comments
  • The government has said discussions on the issue are ongoing but has provided no timeline for a solution, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • One family told The Journal that they feel like they are being "fobbed off" about vital equipment for their six-year-old daughter.
Carer told to repay social welfare payment after teen son's death calls for system reform
# Compassion
# Compassion

Carer told to repay social welfare payment after teen son's death calls for system reform

Jun 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,876 Views 52 Comments
  • A carer is calling on the government to close a gap in the social welfare system upon the death of a disabled child aged 16 or over.
  • Tracy McGinnis lost her son Brendan Bjorn, aged 17, last month, and was ordered to refund a social welfare payment.
  • Care Alliance Ireland said carers who lose a child go through a "really difficult transition period", Lauren Boland reports.

# carers - Last year 2021

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
# May Day
# May Day

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,824 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

Maeve Higgins: The State cannot say it values migrant workers while it pushes them out the door
# Carers
# Carers

Maeve Higgins: The State cannot say it values migrant workers while it pushes them out the door

Feb 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,696 Views 21 Comments

Maeve Higgins says Ireland’s home care assistants and other migrant workers perform a vital service and should be given proper immigration status.

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,794 Views 111 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.

# carers - All time

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 14,336 Views 3 Comments

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector

Aug 5th 2020, 12:02 AM 36,300 Views 15 Comments

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic

Aug 4th 2020, 12:02 AM 29,321 Views 16 Comments

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19
# Carers
# Carers

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19

May 31st 2020, 11:00 AM 15,003 Views 20 Comments

“If I could do this alone I would, it would be better than dealing with the system,” one family carer said.

Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care
# Family Carers
# Family Carers

Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care

Apr 3rd 2020, 11:13 AM 36,022 Views 6 Comments

Hundreds of home care providers are to be redeployed temporarily to nursing homes and residential care facilities.

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
# Caged
# Caged

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,750 Views 12 Comments

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil
# Home Care Crisis
# Home Care Crisis

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,784 Views 16 Comments

Carers say the government has “given it with one hand and taken it back with the other” with its latest budget.

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,337 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

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

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 16,426 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

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

Jul 9th 2019, 1:16 PM 19,601 Views 38 Comments

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

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life
# Clontarf Hospital
# Clontarf Hospital

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

Sep 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,747 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 4th 2018, 9:17 PM 9,808 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:29 AM 14,646 Views 16 Comments

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

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay
# Women In The Home
# Women In The Home

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,052 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,305 Views 42 Comments

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

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

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

Apr 12th 2018, 7:51 AM 10,312 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,867 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 7th 2018, 8:15 PM 77,957 Views 28 Comments

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.

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today
# Carers Benefit
# Carers Benefit

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today

Feb 22nd 2018, 12:05 PM 25,190 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2017, 10:05 PM 17,692 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 6th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,722 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 7,218 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 15th 2017, 11:02 AM 66,849 Views 86 Comments

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

Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'
# National Carers Week
# National Carers Week

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

Jun 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 317 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 24,194 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 16th 2016, 10:26 PM 13,093 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,260 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 23,833 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 18,516 Views 27 Comments

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

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them
# Sponsored By HSE
# Sponsored By HSE

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

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 25,071 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,673 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 2nd 2016, 9:30 PM 34,597 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

May 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 36,800 Views 36 Comments

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

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