Caranua is an Independent Irish State body that helps to address the health, housing and education needs of survivors living in Ireland and in other parts of the world.
If you are a professional working with a survivor, or are a service provider and Caranua is paying for services or equipment from you on behalf of a survivor, this section will be helpful.
What is 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.
We can help survivors by paying for services and equipment in the following areas:
- Health and wellbeing
- Housing support
- Education, learning and development
I am a service provider and have been asked to provide a quotation to give to Caranua. Why do you need this?
As a public body, we must account for how money is spent, so we need valid invoices and receipts for services that we pay for. If you are giving a quote that will be passed onto Caranua, please remember to ensure it is on headed paper and includes details of what the work is for; any VAT that will be added, or is included; the date; and other important information.
Do you pay for services in countries outside Ireland?
Yes. Applicants to Caranua are not disadvantaged if they are now living outside Ireland, and we can work with local service providers regardless of where they now live.
I want to run a course, or provide a service to a group of survivors, can I apply for Caranua to fund this?
No, we cannot provide funding to groups. If an individual survivor wants to attend a course or avail of a service, we can help to facilitate this. But we can only help individual applicants.
There is an information stand where I work and I’d like to display some of your booklets. Can you send me some posters and information leaflets?
We would be delighted to forward some posters and leaflets for you to display. Thank you for helping us to get information out to survivors on what we do. Please email us or call us and we will gladly send you on some information (please phone us on 1800 212477 from Ireland, 0808 234 1303 from the United Kingdom and +353 1 8742277 from outside Ireland and the UK).
Are you an elected representative and / or a member of the Oireachtas that would like to contact Caranua?
We would be delighted to hear from you.
Caranua has a dedicated email address - email@example.com - for Oireachtas members to provide feedback or to contact Caranua on behalf of a constituent.
Making an application
This provides information on making an application.
I know someone who might benefit from Caranua, where do I get more information to pass onto them?
Our Application Form Part 1 contains information on what we do, and how to make an application. We can send you out this form if you contact us, or you can download it here (link to app form).
I work in supporting someone who may be able to benefit from Caranua. Can I apply on their behalf?
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.
Have you any other information publications?
You may also find our information and guidelines booklets useful. We have three 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. You can call us on 1800 212477 from Ireland, 0808 234 1303 from the United Kingdom and +353 1 8742277 from outside Ireland and the UK. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
This will give you more information on applying to Caranua and what you can apply for.
FAQs on the application process
This section answers some frequently asked questions on the application process.
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.
Find out more about us through the links below.
This will give you some information about, and links to, Government reports that have dealt with institutionals abuse in Ireland.
Government Response to Institutional Abuse
This section contains some information on how the Irish Government has responded to institutional abuse.
Open Hearts & Open Minds
A toolkit of sensitive practice for professionals working with survivors of institutional childhood abuse (Jeff Moore, Christine Thornton, Mary Hughes and Eugene Waters)