About Us

You are the reason we are here. Looking after a loved one who needs care in the home is rewarding but often overwhelming. We warmly acknowledge your generosity of spirit, the unseen work that you do and the difficult journey you are sometimes required to undertake.

You are not alone. Caring for Carers Ireland is here to help and support you. We represent over 160,000 carers who look after family members or friends in their own home. We listen to your unmet needs, provide respite, services and training programme’s to assist you and advocate on your behalf with Government Departments, HSE and other organisations.

Caring for Carers Ireland is an independent voluntary support organisation working in partnership with Family Carers and those for whom they care. Currently there are 109 Caring for Carer groups and over 160,000 family carers forming a nationwide network in this country.

Rooted in the Carers’ Charter launched by Soroptimist International Republic of Ireland in the 1980’s, Caring for Carers Ireland focuses on the recognition of the role of the family carer, the provision of respite care, information and training while advocating for the rights and needs of carers at local, national and European levels.

It is supported by HSE, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Local Development Companies, FAS and other statutory & voluntary organisations.

It is a Registered Charity (No. CHY 16691) and a company Limited by Guarantee (Registered in Ireland NO. 435288)

Board of Directors: Judith Ironside, Eilish Smith, Tess Hogan, Mary Savage, Noel P. Power, Jimmy Duggan, Cora Long & Antoinette Greene

Patrons of Caring for Carers Ireland; Prof. Joyce O’Connor and Ms Anna Casey