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€78 million spent on services

We publish regular updates on applications to Caranua and this one provides information to the 31st October 2018

We have now:

  • Received Part 1 applications from 6,526 people
  • Confirmed eligibility for 5,936
  • Number of Survivors with current open applications 2,365
  • Number of Survivors waiting initial assignment: 255

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 31st October 2018 is 6,526. Of these 5,936 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 31st October 2018, there were 255 survivors who have yet to receive services, who are waiting to be assigned an Advisor. There are currently over 2,365 survivors working with an Advisor, almost 2,040 are first time applicants. There are 100 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 2,365

First application = 2,040
Repeat 1 = 298
Repeat 2 = 22
Repeat 3 = 3

Repeat post cessation = 2

Waiting first time assignment 255
Waiting repeat assignment 100

1152 survivors assigned to an application advisor in 2018

Complaints made to Caranua 

Feedback received 2018 

  Date Feedback Received Grand Total
Nature of Feedback CY2018
Suggestions for Improvement 7 7
Positive Feedback 275 275
Grand Total 283 283

 Payments and spend (to end of October 2018)

To the end of October 2018 we had spent €78 million on services as follows:

Applications Value by Category Type Cumulative
Health €20.3 million
Housing €56.1 million
Education €1.31 million
Exceptional Needs €0.2 million
Total Value of Applications Paid €78 million