Carers of the Year Awards 2012
Throughout Ireland, Family Carers dedicate themselves to providing remarkable levels of care in the home to their loved ones. Once a year we can all give them the acknowledgement they deserve through the Carers of the Year Awards.
The Carers Association invites you to celebrate these carers. If you know a relative, neighbour or a friend who you think should be recognised and rewarded for the extraordinary levels of care they provide to a loved one, then please nominate them online, download the nomination form, or FREEFONE 1800 24 07 24 to request a nomination form.
There are two categories of awards: Carers of the Year Awards and the Young Carer of the Year Award.
Who is a Family Carer?
Family Carers provide high levels of care, at home, for children and adults with special needs, severe disabilities, mental illnesses, frail older people and people who are terminally ill. Carers need to be constantly available due to the high levels of social and health care needed at home and in case of emergency. The Carer’s life centres on the needs of the person requiring care. Carers often overlook or suppress their own health and emotional needs in their concern for looking after the person they love.
Who is a Young Carer?
Young Carers are Carers under 18 years of age who provide care to ill or disabled relatives in the home. Their work often goes unrecognised and their own social, health and educational needs are often neglected.
Closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 30 March 2012
If you have any questions please contact The Carers Association on Freefone 1800 24 07 24 or visit their website: www.carersireland.com.
Local and regional Carers of the year will be chosen from all the entries received. The National Carer of the Year will be chosen from the Regional Carers of the Year and will receive a Commemorative Award and a sponsored gift. The Young Carer of the year will receive a Commemorative Award and a sponsored gift. In recognition of their nomination, each Carer will receive a Commemorative Certificate as a memento.