National Carers Week, now in its seventh year, is co-ordinated by Care Alliance Ireland in partnership with eight other leading Irish charities who support family carers. The aim of Carers Week is to deliver a vibrant week of celebration and the promotion of Family Carers leading to a fuller appreciation of the value and contribution of Family Carers. The objectives are threefold; to raise awareness of Family Carers in our community, to deliver events for Family Carers throughout the country, to engage with Family Carers not yet availing of carer support services. This is a fantastic initiative for those family members who work endlessly often to provide care in the home and to provide home care and care elsewhere.
Every June, thousands of Family Carers take part each year in hundreds of activities and events, held in every part of the Republic of Ireland. Partners for 2013 are; The Alzheimer Society, The Carers Association, Caring for Carers, The Disability Federation, MS Ireland, Bri, The Parkinson Association and The Irish Hospice Foundation. See www.carersweek.ie for further details.