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Carer’s Association Graduates





 Carer’s Association Graduates


The Carers Association Graduates. Photo by David Woodland

The Carers Association Graduates. Photo by David Woodland



The Carer’s Association presented 20 Homecare Respite Workers with their certificates for a Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare. The certificates were presented by Councillor and former Mayor of Limerick, Gerry Mc Loughlin, Anne Jacob, Learning and Development Officer and Collette Devlin, Regional Manager with the Carer’s Association. These graduates are among the members of the Carer’s Association Midwest team who provide care and assistance to voluntary family Carers of who are among 16,500 in the Midwest region alone.

These family carers are invisible heroes who care for loved-ones everyday in the home. These fantastic individuals care for people who are elderly and frail, chronically or terminally ill, as well as people with intellectual and physical disabilities, and children with special needs. Caring for a loved-one at home can be a deep source of comfort in a tough situation, but many Carers in high-dependency and long-term caring roles suffer isolation and depression, poor physical health and even poverty.

The Carer’s Association itself helps with advice and information for the carer’s and their families. They also provide essential care-in-the-home training, an in-home respite service to give Carers a badly needed break, health & information evenings and advocacy to make sure that family Carers in Ireland have the decent quality of life they deserve.

These services are funded through the Midwest H.S.E. If you would like to speak to a Family Support Officer call 061-310434. Details of our services can be learned at or you can speak confidentially to our Careline team on free phone 1800-24-07-24.


To read more stories about the Carer’s Association go HERE.







Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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