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Carers Week 9th to 15th June 2014

June 13 2014, 09:02am

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The 8th Annual National Carers Week will take place from June 9th to 15th this year.

Over 130 events will take place nationwide to celebrate and recognise the role of Ireland’s Family Carers. RTÉ Presenter Nuala Carey who is supporting the week says “I know all too well how important family carers are, enabling people to continue to live at home. The week is a fantastic celebration of the contribution carers make to our loved ones’ lives and it’s an opportunity for us all to do something extra special for Family Carers in our community”

Partners

There are 10 National Organisations who are partners in the week and will be organising events around the country to acknowledge the valuable work and contribution that Family Carers make not only to their individual families but Irish society itself.

Partners this year are; The Carers Association of Ireland, Caring for Carers Ireland, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Irish Cancer Society,The Disability Federation of Ireland, Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, Bri, MS Ireland, The Irish Hospice Foundation and Care Alliance Ireland.

For details on events being organised or tips on how to organise an event see www.carersweek.ie or our facebook page www.facebook.com/nationalcarersweek over the coming weeks.