Support Organisations

Organisations that provide supports and services including helplines, drop in centres and training.

Helpful Organisations

Family Carers Ireland (formerly the Carers Association & Caring for Carers)
Freephone 1800 24 07 24 Monday to Friday 9am-8pm Saturday 10am-12noon)
Family Carers Ireland offers a confidential, friendly and supportive Care Line. As well as  a number of services and supports to Family Carers including carer support groups, in-home respite care, training, information on rights and entitlements and other necessary supports that seek to improve the quality of life for the Carer and the persons receiving care at home. 

Alzheimers Society of Ireland
National Helpline Freephone 1800 34 13 41 (Monday to Friday 10-5pm Saturday 10-4 pm)
A free, confidential service providing information, support and a listening ear for people with dementia and their families as well as people who are concerned about their own or a loved one's memory. They also work with health and social care professionals.

Senior Helpline
LoCall 1850 44 04 44  (Daily 10am to 10pm)
Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.  

Disability Federation of Ireland Tel: 01 4547978 Disability Federation of Ireland - Affiliated Organisations
If you are caring for someone with a disability you will find information and affiliated support organisations on the website of the Disability Federation of Ireland, "an advocate for the voluntary disability sector supporting organisations to enable people with disabilities" 

Citizens Information: 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm)

The Citizens Information Board provides information, advice and advocacy on public and social services and entitlements. You can visit your local Citizens Information Centre, which provides a free and confidential service, or use the Citizens Information Phone Service or website.

Support, information & advocacy organisations

Support and Advocacy Service for Older People (SAGE) 

SAGE helpline number is 1850 71 9400

The SAGE Support and Advocacy Service for Older People aims to deliver a representative advocacy service to older people.Our mission is 'to promote and protect the rights, freedoms and dignity of older people by developing support and advocacy services wherever ageing poses a challenge for individuals'.

National Advocacy Service 

The National Advocacy Service (NAS) works with people under 65 with disabilities.  
Tel 0761 07300

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, 64 Mulgrave Street Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin. Tel 01 2804164

Aware, 72 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. Tel 01 661 7211

Bodywhys - The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, PO Box 105, Blackrock Co. Dublin Tel 1890 200 444 or 01 2834963

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, CF House, 24 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6, Tel 1890 311 211

Diabetes Ireland, 19 Northwood House, Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dublin 9. Tel 1850 909 909

Down Syndrome Ireland, Unit 3, Park Way House, Ballymount Drive, Dublin 12 D12 HP70 Tel 01 4266500 or Locall 1890 374 374 

Epilepsy Ireland, 249 Crumlin Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12,D2 RW92 Tel: 01 455 7500

GROW, Forrest Mews, Forrest Road, Swords, Co. Dublin Tel 1890 474 474

Headway Ireland, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 Tel1890 200 278

Huntingdon's Association of Ireland, Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7 Tel 1800 359 359

Inclusion Ireland, Unit C2, The Steelworks, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Tel 01 8559891

Irish Wheelchair Association, Blackheath Drive, Clontarf, Dublin 3. Tel 01 818 6400

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, 80 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4. 01 6781600

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, 75 Lucan Rd, Chapelizod, Dublin 20 Tel 01 6236414

Parkinson's Association of Ireland, Carmichael House, Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. Freephone helpline 1800 359 359

Shine, Supporting People affected by Mental Ill Health, 38 Blessington Street, Dublin 7 Tel 1890 621 631

The Irish Hospice Foundation, Morrison Chambers (4th Floor), 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2. D02 YE06 Tel 01 679 3188

Department of Social Protection - information on government schemes for carers Tel 071 919 3302 LoCall 1890 66 22 44
HSE infoline 1850 24 1850 Monday - Saturday 8am-8pm
Seniorhelpline LoCall 1850 440 444

Care Alliance Ireland
The National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting family carers. This organisation supports member organisations (members here) in their direct work with family carers through the provision of information, developing research and policy, sharing resources and instigating opportunities for collaboration. They co-ordinate National Carers Week each June.  also see and  (This organisation is not equipped to respond directly to queries from individual Family Carers)


Where can I find information on training courses that might help me with my caring role?

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