And the launch of Life Effects (a support platform from pharma company Teva Ireland, where carers and patients ‘share advice and insights’).
Sally McLoughlin writes:
broadcaster and author, Teena Gates opens up about life, the struggles and the rewarding journey of being a loving carer to her 95 year old Dad, Terry, who suffers with vascular dementia following a fall in 2018.
Teena is one of 391,000 family carers across Ireland who, day in and day out, goes above and beyond for a loved one.
Above from left: Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Emily Logan, TV presenter Brendan Courtney and Social Inclusion Officer with Monaghan County Council Bernie Bradley.
The launch by The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission of new research entitled “Caring and Unpaid Work in Ireland” with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
The research shows almost half of women in Ireland and 30% of men provide care for others on a daily basis and that Irish people do the third highest amount of unpaid work in Ireland.
The report was launched with the participation of TV Presenter Brendan Courtney, who has spoken of his personal experiences of care related to his father, and by Bernie Bradley who alongside being a full-time Social Inclusion Officer with Monaghan County Council, is a Member of the Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee and parent of a daughter with Down Syndrome.