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Cairde is a non-government organisation working to reduce health inequalities amongst ethnic minorities. Cáirde is committed to supporting the participation of communities to enhance their own health.

Cairde's aim is to tackle health inequality experienced by minority ethnic communities and individuals by working through community development to build the capacity of minority ethnic communities and individuals to realise their rights by engaging directly with and influencing the policy system.

Camara Education

Camara, founded in 2005, uses technology to improve education and livelihood skills in disadvantaged communities around the world. 

It delivers Digital Literacy and teacher training to disadvantaged communities in Ireland, Africa and the Caribbean by reusing disposed computers. Digital Literacy is the ability to locate, organise, understand, evaluate, and create information using digital technology.


Camphill was established to work with people who have intellectual disabilities - and this is still its principal role today. From the outset, the intention was to do this work not as a 'job' in the usual sense of the word, but as a way of life.

The Camphill ideal is of a community life where each person according to ability contributes what they can towards the well-being of their fellows.

Our Communities are formed of groups of people, some with special needs or disability, some more able, who live, work and learn together, in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Carbery Housing Association

Carbery Housing Association is committed to the provision of housing and associated amenities for a range of groups that are excluded from the housing market, on the basis of close co-operation with local authorities and community organisations and aiming at a high level of energy efficiency and ecological appropriateness.

Care After Prison (CAP)

Care After Prison is a peer led criminal justice charity, dedicated to changing the lives of people who have been affected by imprisonment.   We work with a range of both female and male adult offenders who are on temporary release, currently in prison or who have formerly offended.   We have a team of 8 staff, and a number of volunteers, delivering a range of services to those in prison and former offenders, including Prison In-Reach, Community Support Schemes, A Peer Mentor Training Programme and Family Support.

Care Alliance Ireland

Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting family carers.

Our aims include:

  • To enhance the status and well being of family carers, through supporting the work and activities of family carers organisations.
  • To promote research into family carers lives, and to promote the sharing of information and ideas between family carer organisations.

Our Work includes: Quarterly Newsletters, Regular E-mail Bulletins, Annual Conference, Research in Family Carers, Advocacy, Representation at National Level.

CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland) Foundation

The CARI Foundation is a registered charity founded in 1989. Our primary aim is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.

Alongside this we aim to provide the most up to date education and information service for children, adults and professionals on the dynamics of child sexual abuse, and, moreover, to raise public and political awareness of these issues.

Caring and Sharing Association (CASA)

Casa is a voluntary organisation supporting people with disabilities throughout Ireland.  Casa organises social activities, respite breaks and pilgrimages to Lourdes. We also operate a respite house in Malahide, Co Dublin.

CASA's mission is to provide quality respite breaks and social opportunities to people with disabilities and their families, in an atmosphere of friendship, trust and mutual respect, enhancing quality of life and providing a welcome break for both the person with disability and their families.

Caring for Carers Ireland

Caring for Carers is a National non-governmental organisation providing support to Homebased Carers through a growing network of Carers Groups throughout Ireland.

Mission Statement
Caring for Carers, in collaboration with Homebased Carers aims to promote the Health, Well Being and Quality of Life of Homebased Carers and those for whom they care, by promoting Recognition of their role, providing Respite Care, Information, Training and Advocacy to promote Social Inclusion within the Context of our Carers Charter.

Carmichael Centre

Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups is a centre for small voluntary organisations.

The principal objective of the Centre is to nurture and support the development of small voluntary groups, providing an environment which stimulates this development.