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€72.5 million spent on services

We publish regular updates on applications to Caranua and this one provides information to the 18th May 2018

We have now:

  • Received Part 1 applications from 6,225 people
  • Confirmed eligibility for 5,649
  • Number of Survivors with current open applications 2,385
  • Number of Survivors waiting initial assignment: 83

How many people can apply?

To be eligible to apply to Caranua, a person must have spent time in an institution as a child, and received an award through settlement, Court or the Residential Institutions Redress Board. Our Application Form Part 1 allows us to check whether someone can apply. Once we receive the form, we usually do this in ten working days. The number of Part 1 applications received up to the 18th May 2018 is 6,221. Of these 5,648 survivors have been deemed eligible to apply.

Current Status of Applications

After an applicant is deemed eligible to apply, we ask them for identification documents. Once their identification documents are verified, the next step is that they are allocated an Application Advisor, who will work with them on their application for services.

As at the 18th May 2018, there were 83 people who have yet to receive services, who are waiting to be assigned an Advisor. There are currently over 2,385 survivors working with an Advisor, over 2,200 are first time applicants. There are 211 people, who have already received services and who have submitted a reapplication, who are waiting to be assigned an Application Advisor.

Status Summary Subtotal
Number of Survivors with current open applications 2,385

First application = 2,111
Repeat 1 = 250
Repeat 2 = 21
Repeat 3 = 3

Waiting first time assignment 83
Waiting repeat assignment 211
Completed Applications 3,999

Initial = 3,028
Repeat 1 = 852
Repeat 2 = 109
Repeat 3 = 10


Payments and spend (to end of April 2018)

To the end of April 2018 we had spent €72.5 million on services as follows:

Applications Value by Category Type Cumulative
Health €19.7 million
Housing €51.3 million
Education €1.3 million
Exceptional Needs €192,451.06
Total Value of Applications Paid €72.5 million



Status Summary Subtotal
Initial application 452
Repeat 1 149
Repeat 2             25
Repeat 3 7
Total assignments 2018 633



Date of Initial Complaint Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Grand Total 6 3 1 9



Nature of Feedback CY2018
other 1
Suggestions for Improvement 4
Positive Feedback 128
Grand Total 133