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

August 26th Carers Strategy Impementation Working Group Meeting

September 16th Board Meeting and AGM


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

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 www.carersweek.ie


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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