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

Head of HSE confident Covid-19 vaccine target will be met

first_img Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Mary Diver receiving her vaccine from Susan McGarvey, Public Health Nurse Árainn Mhór on Tory Island on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonThe head of the HSE says he’s confident next week’s Covid-19 vaccine target of 84,000 doses will be met.Last week’s aim of 100-thousand was missed due to ongoing supply issues involving AstraZeneca.Paul Reid says two deliveries totaling just over 70,000 doses have been impacted in recent weeks.But he says next week’s numbers can be reached:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Vaccine2pmsat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Head of HSE confident Covid-19 vaccine target will be met Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – March 6, 2021 center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMan charged with a number of offenses due in court later this monthNext articlePre Season: Finn Harps win, Derry City draw News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more