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The European voice for informal carers

Last Updated on November 25, 2013

Defining Carers

The word ‘carer’ is used across many sectors, and to describe many different groups of people. However, the word ‘carer’ – and in particular, the term ‘family carer’ – is often very consciously not used in certain sectors and circumstances.…

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Family Caring in Ireland (2015)

This document provides an overview of key themes as they pertain to working with and supporting Family Carers, with a particular understanding of the Irish context.  The themes addressed include notably statistics on informal carers,  the impact of caring, specific…

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The Wisdom of Family Carers

It is widely understood that Family Carers are more likely to experience poor health (O’Sullivan, 2008), economic hardship (OECD, 2011), anxiety, stress, loneliness and isolation than the general population. However, the experience of caring can be incredibly rewarding. It can…

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