Email 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. Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleEleven deaths on farms this year lead to call for vigilanceNext articleMayor asked to take 50% cut admin
This cute cottage at 6 Susan St, Greenslopes, will also go to auction.The 6 Susan St residence has the quintessential Queensland features, with VJ walls, polished timber floorboards, decorative fretwork and a claw foot bath. The house will go to auction on Saturday, October 20 at 2pm.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago The four-level house at 136A Enoggera Tce, Paddington, will go to auction at 10am.The four-level home has luxury inclusions, from Gaggenau appliances, double Vintec wine fridges, indoor Jetmaster fireplace and 10m pool overlooking the city.It will go to auction at 10am on Saturday. It has VJ walls, polished timber floorboards and decorative fretwork.The ideal retreat home will go to auction on Saturday at 12.30pm. The house at 73 Raceview Ave, Hendra, will go to auction this weekend.This Hendra property at 73 Raceview Ave has direct views over Doomben Racecourse and racing enthusiasts will have the opportunity to make it theirs at an auction on Saturday.Ray White Ascot agent Kate Francis said the views could be seen from inside the house, and out on the back veranda. The back deck has views over the block and the racecourse beyond.Also going under the hammer on Saturday is 136A Enoggera Tce at Paddington, which has incredible city views. The master bedroom and ensuite at 136A Enoggera Tce, Paddington.A quaint workers cottage will go to auction at Greenslopes at 2pm on October 20. Watch the horses race by from your kitchen table.THEY weren’t kidding when they named it Raceview Ave. The kitchen leads to the dining room.The house is on a 822sq m block and is walking distance to the new Racecourse Village, which is home to what has been dubbed, “Woolworths 3.0”. The kitchen has been recently renovated.“It’s a Queenslander on a very large block with views of the racetrack,” Ms Francis said.“You have full views (and) you could easily walk to the racetrack.”Ms Francis said the two bedroom, two bathroom house was renovated, but still had immense potential.“There is the potential to extend or raise it, and you could certainly make it into a beautiful big family home.” It will go to auction at 12.30pm on Saturday.One thing is for sure; the lucky purchaser of this property will be sure to make use of the infinity edge pool this summer. The incredible property at 948 Mount Nebo Rd, Jollys Lookout.The 948 Mount Nebo Rd house at Jollys Lookout has breathtaking vistas of the valley below and mountains beyond which can be seen from almost every room. Check out those views!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45
The warmest weather of the year so far will arrive across the region Tuesday and Wednesday.Temperatures will reach the lower 90’s during the afternoon hours. While there is a chance of severe weather for Northern Indiana and Chicago, there is no rain possibility for our area Tuesday.For those working outside this week, the National Weather Service recommends taking plenty of breaks and staying hydrated.The next chance for rain in Southeast Indiana is Wednesday night with the likelihood at 20 percent. Showers and storms are possible each day through Saturday with temperatures reaching the upper 80’s.