The Carers Association is calling for final nominations from people across Co Leitrim to nominate their chosen Carer of the Year. There are over 1,459 family carers in Leitrim caring for older people, people with disabilities, terminally ill and those with special needs.
The Carer of the Year and Young Carer of the Year Awards 2014, sponsored by Tunstall Emergency Response, celebrate the dedication shown by family carers providing unpaid care in the home for their loved ones.
All entries receive a commemorative certificate and local award recipients are invited to attend the Carers of the Year Awards 2014 ceremony being held in November in Dublin.
Ireland’s Carer of the Year and Young Carer of the Year (under 18) will be presented with their awards by patrons of The Carers Association and RTÉ broadcasters, Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy.
Nomination forms are available from The Carers Association’s Resource Centres nationwide, Freefone 1800 24 07 24 or nominate online at www.carersireland.com. Closing date for entries is September 19th 2014.