Carers urged to declare themselves in next month’s census

The ‘Carers Count’ Campaign will be officially launched in Donegal this moring.

The last Census in 2006 estimated the numbers of Family Carers in Donegal at 5,698 but he Carers Association believes this figure underestimates the current numbers.

With this in mind, the Carers Count Campaign sees next months Census as a unique opportunity to quantify the unpaid work of Donegal Family Carers.

Frank Goodwin, Chairman of The Carers Association, says this Census should be an oppurtunity for carers to make themselves known............

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