Saturday, November 09, 2019

Carer of the Year for Kildare award for local mother

Pic: FCI.
Gormanstown mother Alice Doran has been named the Netwatch Carer of the Year for Kildare by Family Carers Irelandwrites Brian Byrne.

Alice cares 24/7 for her son Eric who suffers from Friedrich’s Ataxia. She previously cared for her late son Joseph who had the same condition and she is pictured here with her daughter Kathryn Cashin and FCI's Maggie Lally.

The Netwatch Carer of the Year Awards highlights the contribution of more than 355,000 family carers in Ireland who provide care in the home to loved ones. They publicise the often hidden personal stories of many family carers who struggle in silence due to a chronic lack of supports and services from the State and the failure of Government to properly recognise and acknowledge the immense work that they do.

The national Carer of the Year will be named from among all the county award recipients at a gala awards ceremony in Dublin on 22 November, along with four regional Young Carers of the Year.

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