WELCOME TO THE WEST CORK CARERS SUPPORT GROUP
Are you looking after a dependant family member, neighbour or friend?
The West Cork Carers Support Group was established to support you!
The West Cork Carers Support Group (WCCSG) was formed in 1998 and currently provides support and information to in excess of 475 family Carers in the West Cork area.
The Group is open to all Carers, whether they care for an adult, a child, someone with disabilities, a parent, relative or neighbour
Carers Needs Research
A report, “Time to Care, Time to Live - The Situation and Experiences of Family Carers/Support Persons in West Cork”, has recently been published.
West Cork Carers Support Group has been working closely with interagency partners in the development of this innovative project since 2007.
The interagency group included the HSE Community Work Department, Public Health & Community Nursing HSE, National Learning Network, RehabCare, Mental Health Services HSE, WCCSG and CoAction.
On behalf of the interagency group WCCSG would like to sincerely thank the Carers/Support Persons who participated in the research, the main researcher and peer research team who undertook the fieldwork in 2010.
Copies of the full report and executive summary are available here or if you would like to receive a copy of the executive summary please call 027-53848.
Download Carers Needs Research Report.pdf
Download Carers Needs Research Executive Summary Report.pdf
The recommendations from the report will be considered by the West Cork Carers Issues Forum a working group, which facilitates WCCSG, the HSE and relevant statutory agencies to work together on Carers issues.
Carers Photo Gallery
Go to our Events/News page – Carers Photo Gallery or click here to view the gallery of photography showcasing the work of family Carers who have taken part in a series of workshops facilitated by Eileen O’Leary, documentary photographer and writer. The project, funded by Cork County Councils Art Grants Scheme, has given Carers an opportunity to create, learn, express and explore how their background has supported the challenge of caring for a relative. The project celebrated the skills, talents, gifts and expertise that lie behind the Carer and has provided much inspiration for future creative work.
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