Carers get tips from hearing disability charity

Carrick-on-Suir Carers Support Group members learned about the work of a Waterford based charity that helps people with hearing problems at their October meeting.

Carrick-on-Suir Carers Support Group members learned about the work of a Waterford based charity that helps people with hearing problems at their October meeting.

Clare Bolger from Deaf Hear.ie gave a talk to the group on the work of the HSE funded voluntary non-profit organisation that is a registered charity at the meeting in the Nano Nagle Community Resource last week.

She gave a comprehensive talk and demonstration on hearing problems and the various types of hearing aids and other items of assistance to those with reduced hearing.

She also dealt with how best to communicate with people with this problem.

Deaf Hear.ie is based in St John’s Parish Hall, Catherine Street, Waterford, and is available at the Resource Centre, Clonmel on the third Tuesday of every month from 10am to 1pm.

Catherine Cox, Carers Association Regional Manager was also present at the meeting.

She and local Carers Association Manager Richie Molloy spoke to the support group about how the economic crisis was affecting carers.

It is important that the National Carers Strategy setting out the Government’s commitment in relation to income supports, healthcare, training, the labour market, transport, housing and information services for family carers be published as soon as possible.

The Association hosted its annual pre-budget submission in Leinster House on Tuesday, October 12.

Two members of the Carers Support Group, Josie Waters and Ann Marie Lynch are taking part in the Carers Association Mini-Marathon in Clonmel next Sunday, October 23.