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May 8-10 Integrated Care Conference (UCD) Read here
June 12-18 11th National Carers Week. Read here
April 24 Publication of a joint Discussion Document on the Consultation Process for the Establishment of a Statutory Homecare Scheme (in collaboration with 13 other Irish NGO's). You can read this document here.
April 10 Submission made to the HSE, on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Guide for Health and Social Care here.
April 6 Discussion Paper 6: Disability & Family Carer Policy- Challenges & Responses launched. Read here.
April 4 National Carers Week Photoshoot.
Mar 21 Planning Meeting for National Carers Week 2017. www.carersweek.ie
March 21 Spring Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange published. Read here
Mar 1 Care Alliance Research & Policy Roundup launched- see here.
Feb 20 Submission made to CORU, on the Social Care Workers Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Bye-Law. See our submission here.
Feb 8 Policy & Research Officer presentation to the Social Policy Network: "When Policies Collide: Working Within Conflicting Policy Spheres". Presentation available here.
Dec 19 Discussion Paper 5: "We Need to Talk About It- Stigma & Family Care" launched. Click here to download a copy.
Dec 13 Launch of Family Carer Training Guide for Practictioners. See here to download a copy.
Nov 25 Winter Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange published. Read here
Nov 9 Launch of new website- www.familycarertraining.ie. Click for resources to aid in the delivery of high quality education and training to Family Carers. Includes database of training and education available to Family Carers online and across Ireland.
Oct 27 Discussion Paper 4: "The Wisdom of Family Carers" launched. Click here to download a copy.
Oct 18 Care Alliance Ireland wins the inaugural Good Governance Awards wining Category 2 (Type C Organisations with an annual turnover of between €100K and €500K). For full details read here.
Oct 13 Read our comments on Budget 2017 for Family Carers here.
Oct 11 Department of Social Protection Budget 2017 Changes Read Here
Oct 11 Budget Day 2017
Oct 3 Latest Analysis of Public Home Care Provision based on latest HSE Monthly Data. Read here #investinhomecare
Sept 29 Part-Time Vacancy, Research Assistant;Project on Resilience in Caregivers of People with Dementia. Read here
Sept 29 Joint NGO Federations (Disability & Mental Health) Pre-Budget Press Conference. Read the press release here.
Sept 27 "Invest in Home Care" Campaign Media Launch. Read the press release here.
Sept 27 NGO Pre-Budget Press Conference. Read the prss release here.
Sept. 22 Autumn Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange published. Read Here
Sept 20 Presenation at AGM of Paper on Home care provision. Read here.
Aug 26 Op Ed published in The Irish Examiner on the topic of Home Care provision in Ireland. Read here.
Aug 26 Submission to Oireachtas Committe on the Future of Healthcare. Read our submission here.
Aug 26 Submission to Department of Social Protection's Strategic Plan 2016-2019. Read our submission here.
July 14 Launch of the 3rd National Carers Strategy Monitoring Group Report Card. Click here to read.
July 11 Pre-Budget Statement (Budget 2017) published. Click here to read.
July 8 Board of Directors Statement on Governance. Read here
July 4 2015 Directors Report and Audited Financial Statements Published. Read here
June 30 Briefing Paper 1 "An Analysis of Home Care Supports Funded by the HSE 2008-2016." Read here.
June 28 Summer Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange published. Read Here
June 13-19 10th National Carers Week. www.carersweek.ie
June 1 Discussion Paper 3: "Online Supports for Family Carers- Options & Experiences" launched. Click here to download a copy.
April 24 Census 2016. Many thanks to all those Family Carers who ticked "Yes" to Q22 and who logged their hours.
April 7 Publicity photoshoot for National Carers Week (coordinated by Care Alliance Ireland)
March 22 Spring Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange published. Read Here
March 7 Dates for National Carers Week 2016 confirmed for 13-19 June
Jan 13 Launch of Family Carers Ireland (merger between The Carers Association and Caring for Carers)
Dec 10 Discussion Paper 2: "Intellectual Disability, Caring and Role Reversal" published. Click here.
Dec 2 Joint press release with Inclusion Ireland on Respite Care Read Here.
Nov 27 Nov edition of the Care Alliance Research & Policy Ezine published. Read Here.
Nov 26 Presentations and posters from the Care Alliance conference: 20 Years in Family Carer Research now available. Click here to download.
Nov. 24 Autumn Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange published. Read Here
Nov. 23 Research Assistant - Vacancy - UCD - Carer Resilience Research Project See Job Description here.
Nov. 20 Care Alliance Ireland Conference: 20 Years of Family Carer Research in Ireland took place. Read Programme here.
Oct. 27 Eurocarers Publish their 2014/5 Annual Report. Click here to download.
Oct. 19 Launch of Care Alliance Ireland Discussion Paper Series- Paper 1: "Defining Carers" published. Click here to download.
Oct. 15 Registration for Care Alliance Conference: 20 Years of Family Carer Research now open. Click here to register online.
Oct. 14 Care Alliance post-Budget comments published. Click here to read.
Oct. 6 Joint pre-Budget statement with The Wheel. Click here to read the full statement.
Sept. 28 Autumn Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange Published. Read Here
Sept. 23 2014 Directors Report and Financial Statements Published. Read here
Sept. 16 Updated List of Family Carer Training Providers. Cleck here to read
Sept. 15 20 Year Anniversary Celebration/AGM. Read Presentations made here
Sept. 4 Care Alliance Ireland presented two papers at the International Carers Conference. Read Here
Sept. 2 Latest edition of Care Alliance Research & Policy Ezine published. Click here to read.
July 14 Board of Directors Approve Terms of Reference for Research Sub Committee Read here.
July 3 Care Alliance attended the 2015 DSP Pre Budget Forum in Dublin Castle.
July 2 July edition of the Care Alliance Research & Policy Ezine published. Click here to read.
June 25 Summer Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange Published. Read Here
June 22 Click here to read the Care Alliance Ireland Pre-Budget Statement for Budget 2016
June 17 Care Alliance Ireland attend the 2nd meeting of the EuroCarers Research Interest Group
June 9 Care Alliance release new factsheet on Family Carers for Carers Week 2015. Read here.
May 29 Care Alliance submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality- Disability Act (2005) and National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan (2013-2015) available to read here
May 27 Summary of 2014 Annual Report Available to read here
May 26 Disabilily and Carers Groups - Funding Extended by another year. Read here
May 21 Carers Association launch the Carers Strategy Report Card. Read a copy here.
May 14 Care Alliance attended The Wheel annual conference.
April 22 Read Here our Presentation to the Eurocarers Family Carers Research Meeting, Dublin.
April 9 CAI papers accepted to the 9th Annual Carers Conference (September 2015)
April 9 CAI comment on Health (Professional Home Care) Bill published. Download here
April 8 Directory of Support Services for family carers Launched. Download here
March 20 Spring Newsletter Published Read Here
Feb. 16 Publication of First Policy and Research eZine. (Click here to read)
Jan. 11 Death of our esteemed Patron Dr. Maeve Hillery. Our deepest sympathies to her Family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam
Dec. 15 Updated Irish Family Carer Research Database Published Read Here
Nov. 27 Winter Newsletter Published, Care Alliance Exchange Read Here
Nov. 18 Board of Directors Meeting
October 6 Care Alliance Ireland is Recruiting a Policy and Research Officer. Read Here
Sept. 23 Joint Pre Budget Press Statement with other Federations.Read Here
Sept. 16 Presentation on Strategic Plan. Read Here
Sept. 16 Annual General Meeting. Publication of Directors Report and Financial Statements.Read Here
Sept. 4 College of Psychiatrists - Invitation for Family Carers to Join Forum Read Here
August 27th Summer Newsletter Published Read Here
August 15th New Strategic Plan Launched Read Here
July 17th The passing of our board member Dr Geraldine Fennell
July 4th Pre Budget Forum, Dublin Castle.
June 30th Received news of successful Funding Application to the Scheme to Support National Community and Voluntary Srganisations. 2014-2016 Click Here
June 17th Pre-Budget Submisison Made Read Here
June 9th-15th 8th National Carers Week Click Here
May 27th Universal Health Insurance Submission Made Click Here
May 2nd European Parliament Interest Group on Carers - Report on April Meeting. Click Here/p>
April 29th Care Alliance Ireland Exchange Newsletter Published Click Here
April 7th Updated Complaints Policy Approved by the Board Read Here
February 5th HSE Presentation on Social Care Read Here
January 20th TOYAC Meeting in Glasgow Read Here
December 27th Disability Federation of Ireland publishes its Mid-Term Review of Programme for Government Read Here
December 13th Updated List of Family Carer Training Courses. Read Here
December 8th Statement from Chairperson of Care Alliance on Executive Salaries. Read Here
December 3rd Updated Database of Irish Family Carer Research published. Download Here
November 25th Care Alliance Ireland Exchange Winter Newsletter published Click here to Read
November 19th 2013 Care Alliance Fully Compliant with the Governance Code Read here
November 19th Board of Directors Meeting. See Biogs here
November 19th Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on End of Life Care Read Here
October 14th 2013 Boardmatch Ireland's Annual Federation meeting
October 7-8th Together for Young Adult Carers Meeting (TOYAC) Click here for project details.
September 30th 2013 Review Meeting of National Carers Week 2013 Click here to see partners in the week.
Sept. 17th 2013 TOYAC Meeting. Read About Project here
August 28th 2013 Read Here what our members say about Care Alliance
August 26th 2013 Latest Newsletter Published here
August 2nd 2013 Board of Directors Approves Audit and Risk Terms of Reference. See here
August 1st 2013 Membership Development Initiative Launched
July 12th 2013 Carer of the Year awards Launched Read about here
July 29th 2013 Just How Valuable is Family Caregiving? (US) Read about here
July 5th 2013 Department of Social Protection pre-budget Forum - Dublin Castle Read our Submission Here
June 27th 2013 Notification for Family Carers about Research Questionnaire on Carer Stress/NCPOP/UCD Study June 2013. Click Here
June 10th 2013 Carers Survey Published Click Here
May 23rd 2013 Care Alliance Launches Significant Report on Caring in Ireland Click Here
May 23rd 2013 Care Alliance AGM
May 22nd 2013 Inaugural Meeting in Dublin of the Intrrnational Alliance of Carer Organisations Click Here
May 2nd 2013 Care Alliance Signs Up to 1% Difference Campaign Click Here
May 2nd 2013 Spring Newsletter Published Click Here
April 29th 2013 National Carers Week eZine Published Click Here
April 1st 2013 Carers Assessment Inventory for Practictioners Launched Click Here
March 28th2013 National Carers Week eZine Published Click Here
March 25th2013 Parkinsons Unity Walk April 11th Click Here
March 14th 2013 National Carers Week June 10th-16th Click Here
February 11th 2013 Eating Disorders Awareness Week. February 11th to 18th. Click Here
January 10th 2013 HSE Service Plan for 2013 Published. Click Here
December 8th 2012 Watch Video of Carers Protest at Budget Cuts to Respite Care Grant Click Here
November 30th Winter Newsletter Published Click Here
November 20th Charities Unite to Call for Plan to Sustain Public services. Click Here
Nov 5th NESC Publishes 3 Reports of Relevance to those support Family Carers. Click Here
October 5th Click here to view Care Alliance Ireland's Pre Budget Submission which will be presented on October 12th to the Minister of Social Protection.
September 21st Due to high level of response to the Young Carers Seminar we have changed the venue to a larger space to accommodate all of the attendees. Please click here for full details on the new venue in Clonliffe College
September 17th Autumn Newsletter Published. Download Here.
August 31st Care Alliance Ireland Submission to the Dementia Strategy Click here to download submission
July 19th National Carers Strategy Published
July 17th Final List Published of Members of the Oireachtas who Signed Pledge Click here for details
June 18th National Carers Week begins www.carersweek.ie
May 9th Summer Newsletter Published.Click here to download
April 23rd 6th National Carers Week. National Carers Week 2012 will take place between June 18th and 24th
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