Supporting Carers & Families
The Irish Hospice Foundation is funding a number of bursaries to attend the ‘Who cares for carers? Working together to improve support in palliative care’ conference on 7 February 2017 in The Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry.
The bursaries are available to family carers with an interest in palliative care. In addition applications are welcome from Family Carer Organisations and Condition Specific Organisations who wish to support family carers to attend this conference.
To apply please contact Bernadette Pirihi, firstname.lastname@example.org / 00353 14912948 with the following information:
- Family carers should submit their name, contact details and a brief explanation of their caring experience and why they would like to attend the conference.
- Family carer and condition specific organisations should submit the name of the representative from their organisation and the name and details of the family carer who will also attend.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 18 January 2017
How we Support carers and families
- Providing funding for a night nursing service for patients in the final stages of non cancer illnesses to enable them to be cared for at home
- Helping you find a local hospice or palliative care service
- Providing extensive information on bereavement and bereavement support, including a selection of leaflets which are available in hard copy or can be viewed/downloaded from this website
- Linking you to additional sources of support for carers
- Pointing you to financial information linked to bereavement/end-of-life care
- Hardship grants – A limited grant fund, applied for by hospice or palliative care professionals on behalf of patients and families experiencing severe financial hardship as a result of life-limiting illness