Up to 100 children carers in Limerick

first_imgEmail Linkedin NewsLocal NewsUp to 100 children carers in LimerickBy admin – August 9, 2012 648 Advertisement Facebook UP to 100 Limerick children under the age of 15,  are carers for a relative. An estimated 60 children are acting as carers in county Clare. Caring for Carers, the organisation which represents 109 carers’ groups across the country, has identified 4,288 carers under the age of 15 nationally, using the latest figures from the Census. Of these, statistics suggest that around 100 are based in Limerick city and county. Mary McMahon, CEO of Caring for Carers says this is the likely figure but stressed that the objective is to identify them as individuals so they can be offered support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The problem is that they are not always visible because they often don’t think of themselves as carers,” Mary told the Limerick Post.“We have raised the issue with the schools because teachers may become aware of them. If students seem to be under pressure, maybe they are falling behind in schoolwork because they are tired or because of pressures at home”.Pointing out that in neighbouring Clare where the organisation has its headquarters, there are 60 children in this position, she welcomed the new National Carers Strategy.“As far back as 1988 the Department of Health expressed its desire to enable older people to live with dignity and to be cared for as long as possible in their own homes and 24 years on, the Government has produced a strategy that we feel provides the framework,” she said. However, Renee Geary of the Limerick branch of Caring for Carers, said that while the evidence is there in the census, her group has not encountered carers in the  age group of under 15 .According to the care group, the youngsters may simply be taking on more housework because there is a disabled or elderly person in the home or they may have a bigger share of duties – for instance, if the person in need of care is a parent who requires bathing or feeding. “There are a lot of people who don’t identify as carers because they are caring for a family member or a spouse. They just see it as being their duty,” concluded Renee.  center_img Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleEleven deaths on farms this year lead to call for vigilanceNext articleMayor asked to take 50% cut adminlast_img read more

Boyle not convinced that CCTV is a security option at City Cemetery

first_img Twitter A Derry Councillor says he is not convinced putting CCTV cameras around the City Cemetery would receive widespread support.Cllr John Boyle was speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show after vandalism at the cemetery earlier this week saw several graves and headstones damaged, some of them very old graves.Cllr Boyle says while it is difficult to police such a large facility, he doesn’t believe CCTV would be accepted by people as an alternative…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/boyleweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Previous articleDonegal can benefit from Agri-Environment scheme – IFANext articleSix off-duty police officers arrested following fight in Portstewart admin By admin – June 2, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Boyle not convinced that CCTV is a security option at City Cemetery Twitter Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

web site of the week: www.the-ladder.com

first_img Comments are closed. Drowning in graduate CVs – mainly of them untargeted or unsolicited? Well, this site can’t stop young hopefuls mailing you, but it does provide an on-line database of graduate CVs which you can search and to locate the ideal candidate. The site has “for students” and “for employers” sections which are both accessed via a password assigned when you register. Employers input criteria and the database will provide a list of candidates who have expressed a desire to work in your industry and have the skills you require. You can then access their CVs on-line. There are currently 3,000 CVs held in the database and it’s cleaned every two weeks. It’s not a free service and perhaps our only criticism of the site is that it doesn’t give any idea of how much it will cost until you register – users will need this information upfront. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. web site of the week: www.the-ladder.comOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more