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# carers - Friday 20 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 20th 2015, 10:05 AM 15,733 Views 119 Comments

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

# carers - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,338 Views 16 Comments

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

# carers - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

Nov 19th 2014, 10:45 AM 9,476 Views 14 Comments

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# carers - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Teen with cancer wins award for caring for his sick mother
# Young Carer Of The Year
# Young Carer Of The Year

Teen with cancer wins award for caring for his sick mother

Nov 12th 2014, 12:01 PM 12,994 Views 13 Comments

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

# carers - Saturday 11 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,144 Views 4 Comments

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

# carers - Thursday 3 July, 2014

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

Jul 3rd 2014, 9:00 AM 9,161 Views 6 Comments

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

# carers - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 2nd 2014, 11:24 AM 6,416 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…

# carers - Monday 16 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,596 Views 6 Comments

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

# carers - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 23,824 Views 28 Comments

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

# carers - Monday 9 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 6:38 PM 6,384 Views 7 Comments

This week is National Carers Week.

# carers - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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

# carers - Monday 10 March, 2014

People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care
# Good And Bad
# Good And Bad

People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care

Mar 10th 2014, 8:18 AM 6,781 Views 3 Comments

The qualitative survey aims to improve policy and services across the country.

# carers - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy
# Earnings
# Earnings

Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy

Mar 8th 2014, 6:06 PM 23,946 Views 82 Comments

Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process
# Waiting Time
# Waiting Time

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

Mar 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,691 Views 23 Comments

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.

# carers - Monday 24 February, 2014

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions
# 63 Hour Week
# 63 Hour Week

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions

Feb 24th 2014, 7:05 AM 15,561 Views 19 Comments

SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.

# carers - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer

Dec 4th 2013, 1:00 PM 107 Views 105 Comments

A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# carers - Monday 14 October, 2013

Carers plead for Household Benefit Package to be protected
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Carers plead for Household Benefit Package to be protected

Oct 14th 2013, 3:46 PM 4,084 Views 11 Comments

Reports over the weekend suggested that some cuts to packages for family carers could be in tomorrow’s Budget, but carers say that would be the wrong move.

# carers - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Delayed discharges "cost the HSE €540,000 a night"
# Health
# Health

Delayed discharges "cost the HSE €540,000 a night"

Aug 28th 2013, 12:14 PM 5,940 Views 31 Comments

A report by a body representing private care givers has found that the government could save €2 billion over the next nine years if outsourcing and competitive tendering were policy.

# carers - Friday 14 December, 2012

Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?

Dec 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 138 Views 60 Comments

Lisa Domican is an award-winning entrepreneur, and also a carer to two autistic teenagers. It’s clear which the Government values more, she writes.

# carers - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts
# Carers
# Carers

Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts

Dec 11th 2012, 5:09 PM 5,305 Views 17 Comments

The Carers Association said they will continue to keep the pressure on the government because carers cannot afford the cuts.

Carers to protest at Dáil today over cuts to grant
# Carers Protest
# Carers Protest

Carers to protest at Dáil today over cuts to grant

Dec 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,808 Views 76 Comments

They are demanding the immediate restoration of the 19 per cent cut to the Respite Care Grant announced in the Budget.

# carers - Sunday 9 December, 2012

McEntee called on to clarify 'callous' comments on respite care grant
# Carers
# Carers

McEntee called on to clarify 'callous' comments on respite care grant

Dec 9th 2012, 4:47 PM 17,280 Views 0 Comments

According to today’s Sunday Times, Minister McEntee said in relation to the controversial cut that “could stay in a top hotel for €700 a week”.

Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?

Dec 9th 2012, 10:38 AM 12,297 Views 145 Comments

The decision to cut the grant by over €300 has proved controversial. Should it be reversed or does the government need to stick to its plans?

# carers - Saturday 8 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added live news anchor proposal
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added live news anchor proposal

Dec 8th 2012, 7:43 PM 11,562 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut
# Carers
# Carers

Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut

Dec 8th 2012, 5:48 PM 7,764 Views 80 Comments

A Fine Gael TD and a Senator have both asked the Minister to reconsider the decision to cut the grant by over €300.

# carers - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

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

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

Dec 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 11,031 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 - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey
# Society
# 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 - Thursday 1 November, 2012

13 per cent of population have a disability - CSO
# Disability
# Disability

13 per cent of population have a disability - CSO

Nov 1st 2012, 2:28 PM 8,464 Views 32 Comments

Census figures also showed that over 56,000 disabled people aged over 65 lived alone.

# carers - Monday 27 August, 2012

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey
# Alzheimer's Disease
# Alzheimer's Disease

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey

Aug 27th 2012, 12:22 PM 3,092 Views 6 Comments

A lack of clear legal and financial arrangements for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease increasing stress and puts a strain on family relationships, a new survey indicates.

# carers - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Drive-in bingo brings the right numbers to Waterford car park
# Bingo
From The Daily Edge
# 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 - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Number of carers rises by 23,000 as over half a million claim a disability
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

Number of carers rises by 23,000 as over half a million claim a disability

Jun 28th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,662 Views 33 Comments

4.1 per cent of the population are now listed as being carers, latest census figures show, as 13 per cent of the population claim they have a disability.

# carers - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance
# Carers
# Carers

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance

Jun 19th 2012, 5:12 PM 7,269 Views 33 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.

# carers - Friday 8 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 8th 2012, 9:55 AM 14,143 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 - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals
# Elder Abuse
# Elder Abuse

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals

May 22nd 2012, 4:16 PM 1,520 Views 17 Comments

The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.

# carers - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Column: 'The HSE think they're too big to fight, but I won't be silenced'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'The HSE think they're too big to fight, but I won't be silenced'

May 9th 2012, 6:37 PM 87 Views 13 Comments

Jack and Jill’s CEO Jonathan Irwin says he won’t go away until the domiciliary care allowance crisis is sorted out.

# carers - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review

Mar 20th 2012, 7:10 AM 5,076 Views 15 Comments

A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.

# carers - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 735 Views 2 Comments

Kathleen Lynch is in charge of ensuring that the disabled and minorities are given a fair deal. How has she done so far?

# carers - Friday 2 March, 2012

Home care firm to create 540 jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Home care firm to create 540 jobs

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:45 AM 2,000 Views 7 Comments

520 of the jobs at Comfort Keepers will be part-time, with 25 full-time roles.

# carers - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Dec 6th 2011, 10:18 PM 1,528 Views 0 Comments

Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.

# carers - Tuesday 31 May, 2011