Are you a Relative/Friend?

Caranua is here to improve the lives of survivors of institutional abuse, by helping with their health, housing and education needs.

If you are a relative or friend of a survivor and want to help them with their application or provide them with more information, then this section will help you.

Applications to Caranua

What do I need to know about applications for a friend or relative?

Did Caranua close on 1st August 2018?

No. Caranua did not closing on 1st August 2018.

Caranua asked survivors who had not yet applied for support funding to send in their application form to us by Wednesday 1st August 2018 to ensure that their application could be processed.

I did not apply to Caranua before the deadline, what do I do now?

Please contact us as soon as possible.  You can contact us by phone, email or post. Our office hours are 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Caranua can offer support, information, advice and advocacy services to survivors. The help we provide will depend on the needs and circumstances of each survivor eligible to apply to Caranua

To be eligible to apply, you must have spent time in an institution as a child, and received an award through settlement, Court or the Residential Institutions Redress Board in relation to your time in an institution.

Can I speak to Caranua on behalf of someone else?

The confidentiality of survivors who apply to us is very important. For this reason we never share or discuss information about any individual, without their written permission. However, we understand that some people may want another person to deal with us on their behalf. In this instance someone can become the ‘Nominated Person’ for an applicant. When you are someone’s ‘Nominated Person’, Caranua will deal with you instead of with the applicant, in relation to all aspects of their application.

Can I ask Caranua some general questions about what you do, so I can pass the information on?

Yes, we are happy to answer general questions about what we can and cannot do with relatives and friends of survivors. It is information on an individual application that we cannot answer without the applicant’s written permission. Please call (1800 212477 from Ireland, 0808 234 1303 from the United Kingdom and +353 1 8742277 from outside Ireland and the UK) or email us with your questions.

You may also find our information and guidelines booklets useful. We have two separate information booklets depending on where you live which can be downloaded below. If you have any problems downloading this information, or would rather that we send you a copy, that’s no problem. Just contact us and we will post them out to you.

Useful Downloads

Applying for Services – Everything you need to know about applying for support from Caranua
You can download the Applying for Services booklet here. This is the version updated in June 2016.
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Useful Links

FAQs on the application process
This section answers some frequently asked questions on Caranua.

Institutions Covered
This will give you more information on Institutions covered.

I don’t really know much about what happened in institutions in Ireland. How do I learn more?

We have some information on our website on the history of institutional abuse in Ireland, which you may find useful.

Useful Links

Government Reports
This will give you some information about, and links to, Government reports that have dealt with institutional abuse in Ireland.

This provides details of some books that you may find informative.

Information about Caranua

Caranua is an independent State Body set up to help people who, as children, experienced abuse in institutions in Ireland and have received settlements, Redress Board or Court awards. Find out more about us through the links below.

Useful Links

Frequently Asked Questions on Caranua 
This section answers some frequently asked questions on how Caranua was set up.

Timeline of Caranua
This is a timeline of events that gives context to the history behind Caranua

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