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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

Interesting fact on survivors being shafted by last goverment

Caranua asked the last governement to be allowed to claim the tax back on payments made from the fund in order to return it to the fund, they were told no. to tax survivours shame on you enda kenny, shame on you jan o sulivan. 

Added by micheal on April 26, 2016 at 17:41 — No Comments

Now is the time to be contacting your local politicians

While there hashing out there agenda, make sure your voice is heard, as caranua is under the control of the dept of education this is the route to have our kids included in the fund, i have talked to people in caranua who would like to see this happen, so start sending emails, making phone calls we wont get a better time to be heard.

Added by micheal on April 26, 2016 at 17:10 — 5 Comments

A peom which i sent to caranua to place on their website

There we were 1st day,

Nervous, excited tears aplenty,

Innocent and oblivous,

As to what lay ahead,

Not for long though,

Suddenly friendlyness took on a darker shape,

At first surely just a bad dream,

But then innocense departs,

Welcome to a new place,

Lies behind friendly faces,

Strange wants and desires,

Where the bad gunky flows aplenty behind the masks,

So now a new person emerges,

Thinking, reading the ground and the plays like a…


Added by micheal on April 25, 2016 at 12:20 — 19 Comments

letter i wrote to minister jan o sullivan last week

Dear minister,

my name is Michael i am a  survivor of institutional abuse and received an award from the redress board. 
In jan 2014 i applied to caranua, to date i have received no help what so ever other than the offer of a gym membership, i have told caranua that i have no way of getting to the gym so the membership is useless to me.
All i asked caranua for was a bicycle, some furniture and help with the house and a cookery course,…

Added by micheal on April 16, 2015 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

head to the caranua website to complain and leave bad feedback

Hi all caranuas revolting customer charter is onsite, they will now try an sanction you for varying offences such as asking for something more thanonce, shocking, use the compliant forms and feedback forms on the caranua website to bombard them, as these will play a part infuture reviews of caranua. we need to keep pushing every way we can, michael

Added by micheal on April 16, 2015 at 14:42 — No Comments

This is what passes for an advisor at caranua

My email to caranua,

to Complaints

6 days ago…

Added by micheal on May 30, 1999 at 17:30 — 2 Comments


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