Launch of National Carers Week

At the National Carers Week launch in the Mansion House, Dublin with Carers Support Group Limerick. (l-r) Eva O'Dwyer, Sr Josephine Dempsey, Marie McLoughlin, Carol Phelan, Nuala Carey (RTE Presenter), Taragh Donohoe (MS Ireland) and Barry Purcell 

Family Carers take part in National Carers week 18th - 24th June 2012. The sixth National Carers Week was launched on Monday, 18th June at the Mansion House by Andrew Montague, Lord Mayor of Dublin and Nuala Carey, RTE presenter.

Care Alliance which is responsible for coordinating the week says that every person in the country has a chance this week to acknowledge the contribution of Irelands 274,000 family carers.

“This week we should focus on doing something for those that contribute so much to Irish Society whether that be to just call in, make them a meal, offer your help and support or if they are far away give them a call to say ‘you are doing something really important’ and simply say ‘Thank-you’,” says Liam O’Sullivan, Executive Director, Care Alliance

Find out what's happening around the country here.

Related news: 

National Carers Strategy Launched

Carers Survey Findings

MS Ireland supports National Carers Week 

National Carers Week, now in its sixth year, is co-ordinated by Care Alliance Ireland in partnership with eight other leading Irish charities who support family carers: The Alzheimer Society, The Carers Association, Caring for Carers, The Disability Federation, MS Ireland, Bri, Headway and The Irish Hospice Foundation