Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year Award

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Every year the Irish Red Cross recognises the work of voluntary carers across Ireland through our Carer of the Year award.

Nominations for this year’s award are now open to anyone who wants the chance to have a voluntary carer celebrated for their work looking after loved ones.

If you know a carer who deserves recognition, or if you are a carer yourself, please complete the nomination form and tell us about them/you.

The Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year 2016 award is open to all unpaid carers supporting the needs of people in any circumstance and of any age. Nominees do not need to be Irish Red Cross members.


Who is a Carer?

A carer is someone that provides physical or emotional support to a person who is ill, lonely, elderly, and vulnerable or has a disability. They can be any age, including children, and do not have to be a relative.

How to apply

Online: Save the nomination form to your desktop then open it, fill out the fields and send as an attachment to .

By Post: Nomination forms are available from your local Red Cross branch, many local libraries and day care centres or can be downloaded and printed here.

Simply fill in the details and send to:

Carer of the Year Award 2016

Irish Red Cross

16 Merrion Square

Dublin 2

DOWNLOAD: Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year 2016 Nomination Form