October 2, 2022

New course to credit Kilkenny family carers for vital role they play in society

A course designed to provide Kilkenny family carers with the skills they need to care for a loved one at home has been developed by Institute of Technology, Carlow.

The course launched this will and is a partnership between Family Carers Ireland and IT Carlow. It teaches participants the practical care skills to meet the needs of their family member or friend.

The Level 6 Certificate in Family Caring programme is being delivered through IT Carlow’s Faculty of Lifelong Learning.

Speaking at the launch, Catherine Cox, Head of Communications and Carer Engagement with Family Carers Ireland, said: “Family carers throughout their caring roles develop so many life and care skills that often go unrecognised. This training acknowledges and formally accredits this invaluable experience and wealth of knowledge.”

For more information on the course, you can contact Family Carers Ireland Innovation and Programme Manager Bernadette O’Connor on 061 310 434 or email boconnor@familycarers.ie.

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