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€77.1 million spent on services

€77.1 million spent on services

 We publish regular updates on applications to Caranua and this one provides information to the 30th September 2018

We have now:

  • Received Part 1 applications from 6,526 people
  • Confirmed eligibility for 5,933
  • Number of Survivors with current open applications 2,414
  • Number of Survivors waiting initial assignment: 257

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 30th September 2018 is 6,526. Of these 5,933 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 30th September 2018, there were 257 survivors who have yet to receive services, who are waiting to be assigned an Advisor. There are currently over 2,414 survivors working with an Advisor, almost 2,100 are first time applicants. There are 146 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 2,414

First application = 2,091
Repeat 1 = 298
Repeat 2 = 22
Repeat 3 = 3

Waiting first time assignment 257
Waiting repeat assignment 146


1067 survivors assigned to an application advisor in 2018

 Complaints made to Caranua 


Feedback received 2018 


Payments and spend (to end of September 2018)

To the end of September 2018 we had spent €77.1 million on services as follows:

Applications Value by Category Type Cumulative
Health €20.1 million
Housing €55.5 million
Education €1.31 million
Exceptional Needs €0.2 million
Total Value of Applications Paid €77.1 million