With 42,934 family carers in Cork, the countdown is on to select the Cork Carer of the Year, with nominations for the 2020 Netwatch Carer of the Year Awards now open.

Celebrating and shining a light on the remarkable contribution of Ireland’s 355,000 family carers, the annual awards recognise family carers whose extraordinary sacrifices and extremely hard work, sometimes 24 hours a day, help to provide care for family members and friends in their own homes.

The Covid-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of their role in society as they prop up our healthcare system by keeping their loved ones at home and out of hospital.

Peter Cox of Family Carers Ireland, Cork branch is seeking nominations for 2020 Netwatch Carer of the Year Awards.

The awards will be presented by Family Carers Ireland patrons, Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan, at a scaled-back event at The Westin Hotel, Dublin on November 6th.

Nomination forms are now available online at www.familycarers.ie or via the National Freephone Careline 1800 24 07 24.

People from Cork are encouraged to nominate a family carer that they know who deserves this recognition.