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Monday 18 December 2017

Nominations for Carer of the Year awards now open

Fingal people are being urged to celebrate its unpaid Carers by nominating them for the 2017 Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year Award.

The award is open to any member of the public currently providing voluntary care.

Pat Carey, Chairman of the Irish Red Cross, praised Ireland's Carers, stating: 'Unpaid Carers offer a standard of living to sick and vulnerable members of the community that would be impossible without their selfless commitment. It is essential that both Carers and care recipients are recognised and supported members of our communities and of society as a whole.'

As part of its Health and Social Care programme, the Irish Red Cross offers a range of resources and services for Carer's in Ireland. Services include a Carers Handbook, 'Helping You to Care' course, Therapeutic Hand Care services and free First Aid app. The Irish Red Cross are currently in the process of developing a Carers app, aimed at helping carers and family members care for the most vulnerable.

Nomination can be made online or you can download an application from www.redcross.ie/Careroftheyearaward2017 and should be returned by Thursday, August 31. The winner will be announced in November.

Fingal Independent

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