National Carers’ Strategy

The National Carers’ Strategy, which was published in 2012, sets the strategic direction for future policies, services and supports provided by Government Departments and agencies for carers. It is a Cross-Departmental Strategy that sets out;

  • guiding principles,
  • goals and objectives addressing priority areas (income support, health, information, respite, housing, transport, training, employment, children and young people with caring responsibilities) and
  • a Roadmap for Implementation containing 42 Actions to be achieved on a cost-neutral basis in the short to medium term.

Family Carers Ireland lobbies for and advocates on behalf of Ireland’s family carers. It also provides supports, services and training for family carers as well as being involved in research and policy.  To find out more please go to

Fourth Progress Report (Sept 2015 – Dec 2016)

Third Progress report (Sept 2014 – Sept 2015)

Second Progress report (Sept 2013 – Sept 2014)

First Annual Progress report (Sept 2012 – Sept 2013)