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What We Do

  • We work with organisations to provide better information and supports to Family Carers.We provide them with opportunities to collaborate on initiatives including National Carers Week, a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary Family Carer Research Group, and joint policy submissions.
  • We act as a distribution channel for information on Family Carer issues.
  • We actively encourage collaboration in all our projects. We provide cohesion to those organisations working to support Family Carers.
  • We commission relevant research that supports focussed and quality interventions in the lives of Family Carers.

Upcoming Events

Nov 27 Nov edition of the Care Alliance Research & Policy Ezine due. 

Dec 10  2nd paper in the Discussion Paper Series due for publication.

Latest News

Nov 26 Presentations and posters from the Care Alliance conference: 20 Years in Family Carer Research now available. Click here to download

Nov. 24 Autumn Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange published. Read Here

Nov. 23 Research Assistant - Vacancy - UCD - Carer Resilience Research Project See Job Description here.

Nov. 20 Care Alliance Ireland Conference: 20 Years of Family Carer Research in Ireland took place. Read Programme here.

Oct. 27 Eurocarers Publish their 2014/5 Annual Report. Click here to download. 

Oct. 19 Launch of Care Alliance Ireland Discussion Paper Series- Paper 1: "Defining Carers" published. Click here to download

Oct. 15 Registration for Care Alliance Conference: 20 Years of Family Carer Research now open. Click here to register online. 

Oct. 14 Care Alliance post-Budget comments published. Click here to read.

Oct. 6 Joint pre-Budget statement with The Wheel. Click here to read the full statement

Oct. 1 Member of Care Alliance The Alzheimer Society of Ireland launch their Pre-Budget 2016 Statement (read here) and expert policy paper looking at the economics of Home Care (read here). 

Sept. 28 Autumn Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange Published. Read Here

Sept. 23 2014 Directors Report and Financial Statements Published. Read here

Sept. 21 Joint press briefing with national umbrella organisations for Budget 2016. Click here for the statement and here to to read the press release. 

Sept. 16 Updated List of Family Carer Training Providers. Cleck here to read

Sept. 15 20 Year Anniversary Celebration/AGM. Read Presentations made here

Sept. 4 Care Alliance Ireland presented two papers at the International Carers Conference. Read Here

Sept. 2    Latest edition of Care Alliance Research & Policy Ezine published. Click here to read. 

Aug. 20    Announcement of Care Alliance winter conference. Details here. Download call for papers here

July 14    Board of Directors Approve Terms of Reference for Research Sub Committee Read here.

July 3   Care Alliance attended the 2015 DSP Pre Budget Forum in Dublin Castle.

July 2 July edition of the Care Alliance Research & Policy Ezine published. Click here to read. 

June 25   Summer Newsletter Care Alliance Exchange Published. Read Here

June 22 Click here to read the Care Alliance Ireland Pre-Budget Statement for Budget 2016

June 17 Care Alliance Ireland attend the 2nd meeting of the EuroCarers Research Interest Group

June 9 Care Alliance release new factsheet on Family Carers for Carers Week 2015. Read here

May 29 Care Alliance submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality- Disability Act (2005) and National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan (2013-2015) available to read here

May 27  Summary of 2014 Annual Report Available to read here

May 26  Disabilily and Carers Groups - Funding Extended by another year. Read here

May 21 Carers Association launch the Carers Strategy Report Card. Read a copy here

May 14 Care Alliance attended The Wheel annual conference.

April 22  Read Here our Presentation to the Eurocarers Family Carers Research Meeting, Dublin.

April 16  2nd Edition of our Policy & Research eZine. Read here Subscribe here

April 9 CAI papers accepted to the 9th Annual Carers Conference (September 2015)

April 9 CAI comment on Health (Professional Home Care) Bill published. Download here

April 8 Directory of Support Services for family carers Launched. Download here

March 20 Spring Newsletter Published Read Here 

March 11 Publication of Updated Family Caring in Ireland Report. (Click here to read)


Feb. 16 Publication of First Policy and Research eZine. (Click here to read)

Feb. 2  Second Annual Implementation Report on National Carers Strategy published by the Dept. of Health. (Click here for the report)

Jan. 11  Death of our  esteemed Patron Dr. Maeve Hillery. Our deepest sympathies to her Family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam

Dec. 15  Updated Irish Family Carer Research Database Published Read Here

Nov. 27 Winter Newsletter Published, Care Alliance Exchange Read Here

Nov. 18 Board of Directors Meeting

Nov. 18 Major Literature Review on Home Care/Family Carers Published Read Full Report Here or Read Key Findings Here

October 6  Care Alliance Ireland is Recruiting a Policy and Research Officer. Read Here

Sept. 23  Joint Pre Budget Press Statement with other Federations.Read Here

Sept. 16 Presentation on Strategic Plan. Read Here

Sept. 16 Annual General Meeting. Publication of Directors Report and Financial Statements.Read Here

Sept. 4 College of Psychiatrists - Invitation for Family Carers to Join Forum Read Here

August 27th Summer Newsletter Published Read Here

August 15th New Strategic Plan Launched Read Here

July 17th The passing of our board member Dr Geraldine Fennell

July 4th Pre Budget Forum, Dublin Castle.

June 30th Received news of successful Funding Application to the Scheme to Support National Community and Voluntary Srganisations. 2014-2016 Click Here

June 17th Pre-Budget Submisison Made Read Here

June 9th-15th 8th National Carers Week Click Here

May 27th Universal Health Insurance Submission Made Click Here

May 2nd European Parliament Interest Group on Carers - Report on April Meeting. Click Here/p>

April 29th Care Alliance Ireland Exchange Newsletter Published Click Here

April 7th Updated Complaints Policy Approved by the Board Read Here

March 12th Findings from Neurological/ Carers Survey Read Press Release Here and Full Report Here

February 5th HSE Presentation on Social Care Read Here

January 20th TOYAC Meeting in Glasgow Read Here


December 27th Disability Federation of Ireland publishes its Mid-Term Review of Programme for Government Read Here

December 13th Updated List of Family Carer Training Courses. Read Here

December 8th Statement from Chairperson of Care Alliance on Executive Salaries. Read Here

December 3rd Updated Database of Irish Family Carer Research published. Download Here

November 25th Care Alliance Ireland Exchange Winter Newsletter published Click here to Read

November 19th 2013 Care Alliance Fully Compliant with the Governance Code Read here

November 19th Board of Directors Meeting. See Biogs here

November 19th Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on End of Life Care Read Here

October 14th 2013 Boardmatch Ireland's Annual Federation meeting

October 7-8th Together for Young Adult Carers Meeting (TOYAC) Click here for project details.

September 30th 2013 Review Meeting of National Carers Week 2013 Click here to see partners in the week.

Sept. 23rd 2013 Joint Media Briefing calling for National Strategy to protect public services. Read press release here and Media Coverage here and here

Sept. 17th 2013 TOYAC Meeting. Read About Project here

August 28th 2013 Read Here what our members say about Care Alliance

August 26th 2013 Latest Newsletter Published here

August 2nd 2013 Board of Directors Approves Audit and Risk Terms of Reference. See here

August 1st 2013 Membership Development Initiative Launched

July 12th 2013 Carer of the Year awards Launched Read about here

July 29th 2013 Just How Valuable is Family Caregiving? (US) Read about here

July 5th 2013 Department of Social Protection pre-budget Forum - Dublin Castle Read our Submission Here

June 27th 2013 Notification for Family Carers about Research Questionnaire on Carer Stress/NCPOP/UCD Study June 2013. Click Here

June 10th 2013 Carers Survey Published Click Here

May 23rd 2013 Care Alliance Launches Significant Report on Caring in Ireland Click Here

May 23rd 2013 Care Alliance AGM

May 22nd 2013 Inaugural Meeting in Dublin of the Intrrnational Alliance of Carer Organisations Click Here

May 2nd 2013 Care Alliance Signs Up to 1% Difference Campaign Click Here

May 2nd 2013 Spring Newsletter Published Click Here

April 29th 2013 National Carers Week eZine Published Click Here

April 1st 2013 Carers Assessment Inventory for Practictioners Launched Click Here

March 28th2013 National Carers Week eZine Published Click Here

March 25th2013 Parkinsons Unity Walk April 11th Click Here

March 14th 2013 National Carers Week June 10th-16th Click Here

February 11th 2013 Eating Disorders Awareness Week. February 11th to 18th. Click Here

January 10th 2013 HSE Service Plan for 2013 Published. Click Here


December 8th 2012 Watch Video of Carers Protest at Budget Cuts to Respite Care Grant Click Here

November 30th Winter Newsletter Published Click Here

November 20th Charities Unite to Call for Plan to Sustain Public services. Click Here

Nov 5th NESC Publishes 3 Reports of Relevance to those support Family Carers. Click Here

October 5th Click here to view Care Alliance Ireland's Pre Budget Submission which will be presented on October 12th to the Minister of Social Protection.

September 21st Due to high level of response to the Young Carers Seminar we have changed the venue to a larger space to accommodate all of the attendees. Please click here for full details on the new venue in Clonliffe College

September 17th Autumn Newsletter Published. Download Here.

September 11th Seminar and Information Exchange on Young People with Caring Responsibilities "Current Practice, Future Direction" to take place on September 25th Seminar Brochure, Booking Form

August 31st Care Alliance Ireland Submission to the Dementia Strategy Click here to download submission

July 19th National Carers Strategy Published

Click here to download Strategy

Click here to listen to the Ministers Comments to the media, Press Release

Click here to view An Taoiseach's signature on Strategy Document, An Taoiseach's Speech

July 17th Final List Published of Members of the Oireachtas who Signed Pledge Click here for details

June 21st Position Paper on Carer Assessments Launched. Click here for full report, Click here for press release.

June 18th National Carers Week begins

May 30th Annual Review and Financial Statements Published. Click here to download 2011 Annual Review. Click here to download 2011 Financial Statements

May 9th Summer Newsletter Published.Click here to download

April 23rd 6th National Carers Week. National Carers Week 2012 will take place between June 18th and 24th

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