Celebrating National Carers Week 10-16 June 2019

Issued 5 June 2019

Carers week 2019

St. Michael's House are delighted to be partners again on National Carer's Week 10-16th June.

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Ireland's families acknowledge the care provided by 370,000 family carers .Family carers provide care and support to a person with a disability, chronic conditions, mental health concern and/or long-term illness, in the persons own home.

 

 

 

 

 

The aim of  National Carer week is to:

  • Raise awareness of family careers in the community
  • Deliver events for family carers
  • To engage with family carers not yet availing of carer support services

St. Micheal's House are celebrating Carers by:

  •  a number of celebratory coffee mornings being hosted in local day and residential units for family carers and their support network.
  • supporting everyone to - thank - Carers this week. Our poster and checklist will support this action.UNIT POSTER - CARERS WEEK 2019
  • hosting a Children's Family fun day organised for a number of invited families . This is aimed at including a smaller number of invited families at a time to ensure all families are invited in turns in order to have a better experience for all.
  • distributing the Irish Redcross carers handbook to our different departments and Units to circulate and share to our family carers.
  • Dundrum Town Centre Tea Party Surpise for St. Michael's House local Unit linked Carers. This Charity Partnership is offering a little give back thank you to our Family Carers. This community support is appreciated.

 

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There are more activates in preparation and we will post all the information here.

 

 

 

 Working with our National Carers Partners

Coordinated by Care Alliance Ireland in partnership with eleven other leading Irish charities who support Family Carers: the Alzheimer Society, the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), Family Carers Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society, the Disability Federation, MS Ireland, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, the Irish Hospice Foundation, Special Needs Parents Association and Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.

Click here for more figures and data on family carers in Ireland

Our National Carers Agenda for National Carers week 2019

June 5th 2019

Final Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting!

May 15th 2019

Soft Launch of National Carers Week 2019!

May 15th 2019

Third Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting

 April 16th 2019

Second Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting

March 20th 2019

Carers Week Dates Confirmed - June 10th - 16th

March 13th 2019

 First Carers Week 2019 Planning Meeting