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Supporting Carers

These pages offer advise and practical support for people caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness.

Topics covered include;

  • Guidance on accessing services
  • Information on specific illnesses
  • Support for working carers
  • Legal considerations
  • Information on benefits and allowances


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Practical Guidance for Carers

Caring for someone with a terminal illness can be both a difficult and fulfilling experience. Access to relevant information and guidance for carers can help to make the experience less stressful for all concerned. This section provides guidance for carers in carrying out their caring duties and responsibilities. It outlines how to access services available in […] Read more >

Supports when someone is dying

Most people in Ireland would prefer to die at home, if at all possible, and this can also be comforting for their family members and carers. However, some preparation and planning are required to ensure that the necessary care, support and equipment are in place to ensure that  this can be a peaceful and dignified […] Read more >

Supports for working carers

For those caring for someone while working outside the home, it can be difficult at times to accommodate these competing responsibilities. This section explores the options and supports available to you if you are working and also provides some direction if you are entering or re-entering the workforce.   Taking Leave Carer’s Leave allows employees in Ireland to leave […] Read more >

Benefits and Allowances

If you are caring for someone who has a serious illness, you may discover that there are additional costs which can create a strain on your budget. Such costs could be direct, for example drugs or travel costs, or more indirect like higher heating bills. The following sections outline the benefits and entitlements available for carers […] Read more >

Practical & Legal Considerations

As well as the emotional and physical support that people may require when someone close to them is approaching death, there are several official and/or legal considerations that may also have to be taken care of, such as making a will, advanced directives, power of attorney, planning a funeral. The range of emotional, physical and practical […] Read more >

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