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About this project

The aim of this project is to maximise the benefits of training and supports to Family Carers in Ireland. In order to do that, the main focus of the project is to provide a space for expert-led and peer driven learning for organisations delivering training for Family Carers to learn about good practice at a national and international level, together with the latest research and policy in relevant areas. A key focus is also upon evaluation of training outcomes for Family Carers.

A series of seminars, facilitated by Care Alliance Ireland took place over the course of 2016, with topics including;

  • The use and moderation of online fora
  • Review and development of the Caring Counts programme
  • Carer outcomes tools
  • Planning for good outcomes for your training programme

In addition, a booklet, containing key points of learning and discussion from this seminar series is available here 

For Family Carers, a database of current and upcoming training available to them in Ireland will help to address those needs.

About Care Alliance Ireland

Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting Family Carers. Our vision is that the role of Family Carers is fully recognised and valued by society in Ireland.

We exist to enhance the quality of life for Family Carers. We achieve this by supporting our member organisations in their direct work with Family Carers through the provision of information, developing research and policy, sharing resources, and instigating opportunities for collaboration.

There are in the region of 360,000 Family Carers in the Republic of Ireland. Family Carer support is provided by a number of organisations, including those dedicated solely to carer support and others who support carers as part of their response to individuals with specific conditions. We work with our 85 member organisations and other agencies to support them in their work with Family Carers.

Our legitimacy derives in part from our membership base which includes a wide range of organisations currently providing services to Ireland’s Family Carers. Our membership is comprised of both large and small, regional and national organisations


This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund

Department of Social Protection The Dormant Accounts Fund Pobal

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