Carers and Relatives

In this section you'll find information for carers and relatives, such as supports and training for carers, carers allowance, community welfare services.

For more information click on the options below.

Information for Carers - information on the types of supports that are available 

Carer's Allowance - who is eligible for this allowance, how to apply

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

Community Welfare Services - explains what the Community Welfare Officer does and how you can contact them

Bereavement Counselling - Support for people who have lost a family member or loved one

Bereavement Grants - Paid by the Dept. of Social and Family Affairs

Community Support for Older People- find out how to apply for and access help with personal security

Protecting Older People from Abuse - details of the HSE's services to protect older people who may be at risk of being abused or who have experienced abuse

Family Carers Ireland - provides a range of services and supports to family carers