Red Tape Is Locking Carers Out Of Supports They've Earned - Family Carers Ireland

The Offaly based group are highlighting issues affecting their members on National Carers Week.

Carers in the midlands are struggling through mountains of red tape to access supports they qualify for.

There are over half a million family carers nationwide currently, with over 25,000 of them based across the Midlands.

Families are also in danger of burning out.

A new study from Family Carers Ireland shows up to 72% of carers have never received respite and 69% are finding it hard to make ends meet.

Beth Wogan, their community supports manager for Laois and Offaly says, people struggle with complicated forms:

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