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2016

  • 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 18 Registration open for the third seminar in the "Supporting Your Delivery of High Quality Family Carer Training" series, taking place Nov 7. Download the flier here, and register online here
  • Oct 13 Read our comments on Budget 2017 for Family Carers here
  • Oct 11 Department of Health Budget 2017 Read detail here (p45-50) and summary 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
  • Sept 5-7  4th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care takes place in London, UK. Care Alliance Ireland presented 2 papers. For full programme see 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
  • Aug 04 Vacancy - Post Doctoral Research Fellow, UCD - Carer Resilience Research Project. See Job Description for Level 1 (here) or Level 2 (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)
  • Jan 11 Registration open for 2 one-day worksops entitled "Governance Training for the Not-For-Profit Sector" in Dublin and Limerick. Click here for more information. Click here to register.
  • Jan 7 Registration open for 2-day workshop entitled "Supporting Your Delivery of High Quality Family Carer Training". Click here for more information. Click here to register. 

2015

  • 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
  • Oct. 1 Member of Care Alliance The Alzheimer Society of Ireland launch their Pre-Budget 2016 Statement (read here) and expert policy paper looking at the economics of Home Care (read here). 
  • Sept. 28 Autumn Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange Published. Read Here
  • Sept. 23 2014 Directors Report and Financial Statements Published. Read here
  • Sept. 21 Joint press briefing with national umbrella organisations for Budget 2016. Click here for the statement and here to to read the press release. 
  • 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. 
  • Aug. 20 Announcement of Care Alliance winter conference. Details here. Download call for papers here
  • 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 16  2nd Edition of our Policy & Research eZine. Read here Subscribe here
  • 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 
  • March 11 Publication of Updated Family Caring in Ireland Report. (Click here to read)
  • Feb. 16 Publication of First Policy and Research eZine. (Click here to read)
  • Feb. 2  Second Annual Implementation Report on National Carers Strategy published by the Dept. of Health. (Click here for the report)
  • 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

2014

  • 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
  • Nov. 18 Major Literature Review on Home Care/Family Carers Published Read Full Report Here or Read Key Findings Here
  • 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
  • March 12th Findings from Neurological/ Carers Survey Read Press Release Here and Full Report Here
  • February 5th HSE Presentation on Social Care Read Here
  • January 20th TOYAC Meeting in Glasgow Read Here

2013

  • 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. 23rd 2013 Joint Media Briefing calling for National Strategy to protect public services. Read press release here and Media Coverage here and here
  • 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

2012