Family carers from across the country attended a special reception at Aras an Uachtarain earlier this month hosted by President Higgins. The special invitation was extended to celebrate The Carers Association’s 25th Anniversary.
Over these 25 years the Association has provided vital supports and services to family carers across the country, as well as lobbying for their rights and entitlements. This year will see the long-awaited publication of a National Carers Strategy, something that the Association and family carers have lobbied government on for many years.
President Higgins and wife Sabina warmly welcomed over 120 family carers to the Aras on what was a really enjoyable day.
The Association presented the President with a specially commissioned 25th anniversary candle at the reception after a wonderful and heartfelt speech by President Higgins.