Budget 2016 & Special Needs

I am glad to write this article on the Budget 2016 as my last few budget articles made for depressing reading. The first thing of substantial note for Carers is the Respite Care Grant which has now been restored to pre-recession levels. From €1,375 back to €1,700. This is a welcome reversal of policy and […]

Caring for the Carers

If it’s one thing that really annoys and upsets me, it is in relation to people who care, the Carers of Ireland. I feel they are not being looked after at all. Everyone who is a Carer is always thinking of the person who they are caring for day and night and most carers I […]

HSE Charges

There are several types of HSE charges and that will depend on your circumstances and what service from the HSE you use. I have listed below the most common charges. Out-patient and Accident & Emergency Charges If you attend the out-patients department or A+E of a public hospital, you may be charged a standard fee […]

Domiciliary Care Allowance FAQ

What is Domiciliary Care Allowance? Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment of €309.50 per month by the Department of Social Protection to a Carer who proves that their child needs a greater degree of care in comparison to a child of a similar age. In recent times, this allowance is getting harder to get […]