Family Carers Ireland regularly contributes to calls for submissions by Government departments and State bodies in relation to a variety of issues of importance to family carers. We also prepare briefing and position papers to explain and summarise national policy, schemes and legislation. 

Submissions


Submission to the Department of Justice on the flexible working and EU Directive on Work Life Balance for Parents and Carers (2020)

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Submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on Benchmarking Social Welfare Rates (2019)

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2020 Pre-Budget Submission: A Decade Lost (2019)

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Submission to the CSO on Census 2021 (2019)

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Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Article 42 of the Irish Constitution (2019)

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Submission to the HSE in advance of the National Conference on the Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Act 2015 held in UCC on November 29th 2019 ‘Relevant person - a recalibration for the centrality of rights or just more semantics? (2019)

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Submission to Indecon and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on the Cost of Disability Study (2019)

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2019 Pre-Budget Submission: Carers in Crisis (2018)

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Submission to the HSE on National Guideline for the assessment, promotion and management of continence to adults (2018)

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Submission to the Department of Health on the Provision of Respite Services (2018)

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Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare - ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ (2018)

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Submission to the Department of Health on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2018)

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Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care (2018)

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2018 Pre-Budget Submission: Share the Care (2017)

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Submission to the Department of Health on the Creation of a Statutory Home care Scheme (2017)

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Submission to the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment on Pay by Weight Bin Charges (2017)

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Submission to the Citizens Assembly on how we best respond to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population (2017)

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Submission to Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on proposed EU Directive on Work-Life Balance (2017)

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2017 Pre-Budget Submission: Achieving Fairness for Family Carers (2016)

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Submission to the Department of Education and Skills on the Statement of Strategy 2016 – 2018 (2016)

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Policy Papers


Mind the Gap: Carers and the State Pension (2019)

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Proposal to Reform the Means Test for Carer’s Allowance (2019)

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Proposal to increase the hours a carer can work or study from 15 to 18.5 hours (2018)

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