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Micheal's Blog – May 2016 Archive (13)

My recommendations to caranua for their new guidelines.

Remove Mary Higgins from caranua.

Employ survivors to help survivors.

Burn the current guidelines, put a video of this on website and replace with a simple phone call like this, what can caranua do for you today that would make a real difference in your life. See its real easy to help people if thats your true intention.

Apologise to all survivors for the abuse and discrimination carried out by caranua todate.

Refuse to take your wages from the fund and return to…


Added by micheal on May 31, 2016 at 13:47 — 12 Comments

First draft of our group application to the human rights commission

Be sure to take the time to read this fully and understand the document, i have included what we as a group have discussed both on the forum and via private messages, remember a survivors right to privacy is paramount so if you dont feel comfortable putting your full name to it that is fine it is being sent on behalf of all members here and for survivors everywhere. Be sure to comment if you would like to add anything to the document or you have any issue with its content.…


Added by micheal on May 30, 2016 at 10:17 — 139 Comments

Appling to the Irish human rights commision

Example of irish human rights commission application form and how to fill it out, you can just copy and paste, fill in your own answers and send to

If we want to go to the european commission on human rights, they will expect us to have tried this first.

Application for legal…


Added by micheal on May 29, 2016 at 10:10 — 16 Comments

A challenge for caranua

I first applied to caranua 2 and a half years ago, so i challenge any staff member to come visit me, spend a few days with me and see just what my life is like and then explain to me how 43 million has been spent in our name and yet here i am still waiting, badly in need of medical help amonst other things. Michael

Added by micheal on May 25, 2016 at 19:06 — 2 Comments

Changes coming to caranua,–_june_2016

Wonder whats in store for us this time. Michael

Added by micheal on May 23, 2016 at 17:20 — No Comments

Caranuas human rights and discrimination abuse

Any survivor who was refused housing support because they live in private rented housing has been discriminated against, the bulk of the fund is spent on housing.

Caranuas payment process which only deals with service providers and refuses to pay the grant to survivors themselves, as they deem us not capable or not trustworthy to handle this ourselves is a breach of our human…


Added by micheal on May 22, 2016 at 0:20 — 2 Comments


The key functions of the RISFB as defined in the Act include:

The payment of grants to former residents in order that they may avail of approved services, which include; mental health services, health and personal social services, educational services and a housing support service. It will also promote understanding, among persons involved in the provision of approved services and publicly available services to former residents, of the effects of abuse on former…


Added by micheal on May 20, 2016 at 14:45 — 4 Comments

A survivors charter for caranua any one interested in putting it together

Hi all caranua has there customer charter, why dont we put together a charter of our own all sign it and send it in to them,

It could include stuff like,

Any possible discrimination arising from guidelines must be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Survivors must be given the same human rights and treated in the same manner as any other group.

Lay persons \ non medical professionals cannot go against the medical advice and direction provided by a medical…


Added by micheal on May 20, 2016 at 12:42 — 9 Comments

My latest complaint to caranua

Firstly you discriminate against me, why i wonder, is it because i have a mental health issue, you know discrimination is against the law. You take years to provide me with some token help, heres me telling people that there are some good guys in caranua guess you fooled me David, to refuse a survivor dental work that is so badly needed is a scandal which you guys will have to answer for, you by virtue of your payment process regard us as subhuman again breaching our human rghts, your policy…


Added by micheal on May 17, 2016 at 13:46 — 1 Comment

Refused dental treatment this morning by caranua

Heres me thinking we were getting through to them, bigger fool me, my teeth are in a pretty bad way, so needless to say im pretty upset no reason given just refused, its a low blow. Guess they dontlike itwhen you call them out over there bullshit. Well il keep fighting, ive been doing it since feb 2014 but wow, 

Added by micheal on May 17, 2016 at 12:47 — 8 Comments

Some changes to caranua guidelines after all

Just being going through updated guidelines on caranua, well well well,  now those of us in private rented housing can apply for home improvements, extract from new guidelines

You can apply for housing support no matter what type

of accommodation you live in. It could be a house, an

apartment or a caravan. It doesn’t matter if you own it,

have a mortgage on it or are renting it. It’s your home

and you’re entitled to apply to us for assistance that will



Added by micheal on May 10, 2016 at 0:59 — 3 Comments

Does anyone else have a problem with misinformation

€43 million paid out to survivors it proudly states on caranua website, should it not say, 43 million paid to business's to provide services to survivors as we are not trusted to make these payments ourselves, despite the fact the fund is being overcharged by certain companies and the cost of issuing those fexco vouchers, or the lies one has to come up with if you wish to keep your history private when dealing with service providers. Im sure theres a word for it, 

Added by micheal on May 9, 2016 at 11:06 — 2 Comments

Email to the irish times this morning

Hi Carl haven read your article on education this morning, re 5 pitfalls for new minister, i wonder if you know that the dept of edu is in charge of caranua, a fund which allot of survivors have issues with, the main one being as survivors we were promised all along that our kids would be looked after, now we were supposed to get a review of the caranua legislation in 2015 with a view to giving our kids access to caranua, this has not happened, also the inherit discrimination in the…


Added by micheal on May 6, 2016 at 12:32 — 6 Comments


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