“As a suspicious survivor I can’t praise and thank enough all the staff at Caranua for their patience and professionalism”


My early suspicions of Caranua stirred up all kinds of emotions and debate, especially of being a regional ‘chairman’ of a very prominent ‘survivor group’ as well as other positions held. An awful lot of questions needed answering, but I needn’t have worried.

Once I decided to fill in application forms, within a short space of time, I was allocated an Advisor a ‘Mr Patrick Cleary’. Words cannot express my admiration enough for this gentleman’s courtesy, exceptional professional skills, and his unique way for feeling at ease, whilst conversing on the phone. I’ve had the honour of personally meeting Patrick last year, as well as other staff members.

As a suspicious survivor, I can’t praise and thank enough all the staff at Caranua for their patience and professionalism, especially my Advisor Patrick Cleary for much appreciated advice and ongoing support, and I’d just like to encourage survivors of institutional abuse who are hesitating in contacting Caranua just to let you know of my personal experience. Have no fear, we are very fortunate to have such a dedicated staff working on our behalf, so contact them as soon as possible, they are awaiting your call to assist you – all of my suspicions have been allayed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Advisor ‘Mr Patrick Cleary’ and all staff at Caranua the best of luck going forward, for the benefit of survivors. Also special acknowledgement to Mary Higgins, whom I had the honour of meeting when she attended one of our meetings, and got a drilling, but she took it very well.


Pat (Cork)