Celebrating Ireland’s Carers

Carers Week 2017 will run from June 12th to 18th

The Irish Hospice Foundation have been partners in this week of celebration of Family Carers for many years now.  The philosophy of palliative care recognises the role that family carers take on in support of their loved one. It also includes the provision of support systems to help family members and carers cope during a person’s illness and in their bereavement.


We believe that family members and others caring for people with life limiting illnesses should receive more recognition and support for the vital role they play in Irish society. As part of an ongoing strategy to support carers of people with life limiting disease, the Irish Hospice Foundation host webpages HERE dedicated to providing family carers with relevant information, advice and resources as they support their loved one, in what is for most, a challenging and emotional journey.

On this Carers Week we would like to acknowledge the important contribution that family carers make in providing care and would like to extend our appreciation to each and every carer in Ireland who is and has provided care.

More information about Carers Week 2017 is available HERE

Guest post by Deirdre Shanager Development Officer – IHF Healthcare Programmes

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