Special Needs Parents Association (SNPA) is delighted to have been invited to join Carers Alliance Ireland and partner in National Carers Week 2017. Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting Family Carers. The vision is that the role of Family Carers is fully recognised and valued by society in Ireland.
National Carers Week (Ireland), began in 2007 and is co-ordinated by Care Alliance Ireland in partnership with eight other leading Irish charities who support Family Carers.
Every June, thousands of Family Carers take part each year in hundreds of activities and events, held in every part of the Republic of Ireland. Partners for 2016 were ; The Alzheimer Society, Family Carers Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, The Irish Cancer Society, The Disability Federation, MS Ireland, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and The Irish Hospice Foundation. Special Needs Parents Association is looking forward to developing relationships with the partner organisations in the campaign and highlighting the dual role we play as parents and carers.
See www.carersweek.ie for further details.
National Carers Week 2017 will take place between June 12th-18th.