Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges for the country’s many thousands of carers.
Today, June 8, marks the beginning of Carers Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating family carers in our communities by making caring visible.
Caring for a relative with a disability, an ageing parent, or a child with high support needs is complex at any time but during isolation all stresses can be amplified, both for the carer and the person they are caring for.
The Irish Red Cross, as supporters of their local community, recognize the vital, unpaid work being done by carers all over the country. As the restrictions related to Covid-19 are slowly being lifted, Aidan Lonergan, National Director of Community Support at the Irish Red Cross, shares his tips for how you can help alleviate stress on carers in your area during these trying times.
"The role of the family carer, unpaid and often unseen, is for the Irish Red Cross a clear example of humanity in action. The Irish Red Cross understands the additional pressure carers can experience at this time and acknowledge the outstanding efforts made to keep their loved ones safe and well,” finished Aiden.
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