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New Carer Support Centre Opens Its Doors In The Midlands

Pictured are l-r: Brian Looram, Carer Supports and Information Officer, Family Carers Ireland; Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy; Minister of State for Ment

Deputy Robert Troy said it will be an invaluable resource and support for those caring for family members in the community.

A new midlands carer support centre officially opened its doors today.

Family Carers Ireland’s new base in Mullingar was unveiled by Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler, and Longford-Westmeath Minister for Trade Promotion Robert Troy.

The centre will give support to family carers across Westmeath and Longford by providing:

  • information and advocacy regarding their rights and entitlements
  • training and workshops
  • support in accessing respite through group meetings and social events to help combat isolation
  • advice on care planning and crisis support.

Paul Farrell, Family Carers Ireland Longford Westmeath Carer Supports Manager, said: “This will be a welcoming space for family carers, and we are looking forward to resuming face-to-face activities including our peer support groups and social events which allow family carers to connect with others who understand their role.”

Local TD and Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Robert Troy said: “This centre will be an invaluable resource and support for those caring for family members in the community. The past two years have been extraordinarily challenging, and I want to pay tribute to the carers across Longford and Westmeath who are the backbone of the community, providing care for the most vulnerable our society.

 

 

 

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