Join Our Family Carer Community Today!

Family Carers Ireland (FCI) is the national charity representing Ireland’s 355,000+ family carers who provide care in the home to loved ones, family members, relatives, friends and neighbours of all ages.

Our focus as an organisation is on family carers. We are the charity that asks the carer how they are. Whether you are caring for a young child or an adult with an intellectual or physical disability, a spouse with a terminal illness, an ageing parent or a loved one with a mental health illness, FCI is here to help you maintain your caring routine and to inform policy and public debate surrounding family caring.

We understand that family caring can be rewarding but also a struggle and when you need our help, we are standing by to support you. We believe that no one should have to care alone.

Your membership and involvement counts. Carers’ strength comes from unity in numbers.  The bigger our carer community grows, the stronger your voice becomes on issues directly related to family caring.

We offer three types of membership.

  • 1. I am a family carer – €20 per year

    If you are currently caring for a loved one, relative or friend, you will receive:

    • Your FCI membership card including ICE* (In Case of Emergency) contact
    • Access to over 100 exclusive discounts and offers! Click here to view
    • Subscription to our TAKE CARE newsletter keeping you up to date with important information throughout the year (events, campaigns, education, training, budget announcements, etc.)
    • Member only subsidy offer for the FCI National Respite Weekend
    • As a member, you can be nominated for appointment as a board member of FCI

    *ICE: You nominate a person in case of emergency and provide their contact number. Should something happen to you, their contact details will be clearly visible on your card.

  • 2. I am a former family carer, care worker or friend of a carer – €20 per year

    If you are a former family carer, you will receive:

    •  Your FCI membership card
    •  Access to exclusive discounts and offers (some offers do not apply).  Click here to view
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    Member only subsidy offer for the FCI National Respite Weekend
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    Subscription to our TAKE CARE newsletter keeping you up to date with important information throughout the year (events, campaigns, education, training, budget announcements, etc.)

  • 3. I am a young carer under the age of 24 – FREE!!

    If you would like to become a member of our young carer community, please click here.

How do I join?

Online:  Simply click here to access our online application form and pay online, securely and safely. If you are a young carer under the age of 24, please click here to sign up for FREE!

By post: Drop membership@familycarers.ie an email or Freephone our National Careline on 1800 24 07 24 and ask for a Member Application Form to be popped in the post!  It’s that easy!

It is important to note that FCI Member cards are NON-TRANSFERABLE for a range of security and privacy reasons. Therefore, the card can only be used by the family carer whose name appears on the membership card. Your membership must also be up to date in order to use it.