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€79.5 million spent on services

€79.5 million spent on services.

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

We have now:

  • Received Part 1 applications from 6,535 applicants
  • Confirmed eligibility for 5,943
  • Number of Survivors with current open applications: 2,244
  • Number of Survivors waiting initial assignment: 296

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 November 2018 is 6,535.  Of these, 5,943 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 November 2018, there were 296 survivors who have yet to receive services, who are waiting to be assigned an Advisor. There are currently over 2,244 survivors working with an Advisor, almost all are first time applicants. There are 94 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 2,244

First application = 1,946
Repeat 1 = 270
Repeat 2 = 24

Repeat 3 = 2

Repeat Post Cessation = 2

Waiting first time assignment 296
Waiting repeat assignment 94

1,075 survivors assigned to an application advisor in 2018


 Complaints made to Caranua 

 Feedback received 2018 

Payments and spend (to end of November 2018)

To the end of November 2018 we had spent €79.6 million on services as follows:

Applications Value by Category Type Cumulative
Health €20.6 million
Housing €57.35 million
Education €1.31 million
Exceptional Needs €220,000
Total Value of Applications Paid €79.48 million