Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting Family Carers.
Our vision is that the role of Family Carers is fully recognised and valued by society in Ireland.
We exist to enhance the quality of life for Family Carers. We achieve this by supporting our 102 member organisations in their direct work with Family Carers through the provision of information, developing research and policy in the field, sharing resources, and instigating opportunities for collaboration.
We work with organisations to provide better information and supports to Family Carers. We provide them with opportunities to collaborate on initiatives including National Carers Week, a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary Family Carer Research Group, and joint policy submissions. We act as a distribution channel for information on Family Carer issues. We actively encourage collaboration in all our projects. We provide cohesion to those organisations working to support Family Carers. We commission relevant research that supports focused and quality interventions in the lives of Family Carers.
By focusing on these discrete functions (research, policy, information, collaborative ventures,) we enable more of our members funds to go directly to coal face services.