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;
For Family Carers, a database of current and upcoming training available to them in Ireland will help to address those needs.
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 approximately 274,000 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 95 member organisations and other agencies to support them in their work with Family Carers.
Our legitimacy derives from our membership base which includes all the carer organisations and virtually all the disease / disability-specific organisations currently providing services to Ireland’s Family Carers. Our membership is comprised of both large and small, regional and national organisations.