– This group provides a valuable service specifically for people caring for a family member –

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and East Meath Declan Breathnach attended an Open Day hosted by Louth Family Carers Support Group as part of Carers Week 2017.

“The event was held in the Westcourt Hotel on Thursday 15th June. Louth Family Carers Support Group provides an invaluable service for people caring for a family member” said Breathnach.

“The Open Day was an opportunity to learn about what they do as a support group and there were exhibition information stands, and speakers from leading healthcare and support care workers.  It was also an opportunity to learn about available services and entitlements.”

“There are in excess of 5,000 Carers living in Louth and this Support Group is a place where carers can receive advice and support from fellow carers on how to avail of all the local support services and get information on the various resources and entitlements available.   Being a family carer can be a very lonely place and the Louth Family Carers Support Group is to be commended in providing an opportunity for carers to meet and chat with others in the same position as themselves.”

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Johanna Walsh, Office of Declan Breathnach T.D., Leinster House, Dublin 2

(T) 01 6183549 (Email)  declan.breathnach@oireachtas.ie