Allison Metcalfe

Study Co-Lead

CEO of HCA and Carers Ireland


Allison is the founder of Health Care Assistants and Carers Ireland (HCA & Carers Ireland), a social media platform for Health Care Assistants and professional carers to provide support, educate and share experiences. From a health and social care background herself, Allison identified the need for such a forum and, having started the initiative in 2016, it has grown to almost 21,000 members and held its inaugural conference in November 2017, second one November 2018, supported by The HSE.  Allison’s work as a professional healthcare trainer and facilitator has enabled her to see, first hand, the challenges faced by carers. Allison is an advocate and is passionate about recognising, supporting and enhancing the role of the carer.

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