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Family Carers Ireland

Our vision is an Ireland in which family carers are properly recognised, supported and empowered. Our mission is to highlight the contribution of family carers to Irish society and to improve the lives of family carers throughout the country. We believe that no one should have to care alone.

Through a national network of 22 Support Centres and a 24/7 National FreePhone Careline (1800 24 07 24), Family Carers Ireland provides essential supports and services including information and advocacy on rights and entitlements, advice on care planning and crisis support, networking groups, learning and education, social events and help in accessing essential respite/emergency respite. 


Family Carers Ireland is the national charity supporting the 500,000+ family carers across the country who care for loved ones such as children or adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, frail older people, those with palliative care needs or those living with chronic illnesses, mental ill-health or addiction.

Family Carers Ireland is a registered charity (number CHY 10962) and a company limited by guarantee, emerging from the coming together of two long standing charities of over 25 years in 2016 – The Carers Association and Caring for Carers . The merger brings the best of both charities together whilst broadening the range of services and supports to family carers and giving one national voice to represent fairness for carers.

Read the story behind the merger here.

Family Carers Ireland is the representative body for family carers in Ireland. Our mission is to support and to secure fair treatment for family carers throughout the country, to secure recognition of their invaluable contribution to Irish society and to enable them fully and actively to participate in that society.

Your donation will help us to continue to:

Provide in-home respite.

Maintain our carer peer support groups.

Offer our 24-hour Freephone Careline for family carers - 1800 24 07 24

Deliver our free counselling and personal advocacy services.

Maintain our visitation and befriending services.

Deliver our family carer mentoring service.

Deliver relevant online e-modules for family carers.



Contact Details

Family Carers Ireland, National Office , Market Square, Tullamore, Offaly, IRELAND - R35 PW50

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 10962

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20029029

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