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Irish Survivors in Britain

The Irish Survivors in Britain website is for survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland, who are now living in Britain. It is part of a wider project supporting a network of survivor groups and services and raising awareness more generally. The site is administered by the ‘Irish in Britain’.

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (Caranua)- is closing

The Residential Institutions Statutory Fund, now called 'Caranua', is set to close because its allocated funding has nearly all been spent. Caranua have said that they will take a flexible approach to Survivors putting applications in as the organisation winds down, but it is best to get applications sent in as soon as possible. These compensation grants are for former residents of the Irish industrial school system and Survivors can apply for a grant for their health, welfare, education needs, housing repair or housing related support needs.

If you need any help with this, please email or ring 024 7625 6629 

For further information visit the Caranua website and also the Irish Times- Caranua and closing date (

Compensation Scheme for Magdalene Laundries women

Following publication of the report of the Inter Departmental Committee to establish the facts of State involvement with the Magdalen Laundries, the Government commissioned a review, including recommendations of what criteria should be applied in assessing the help that the Government can offer, financially or otherwise, to the women who were admitted to and worked in the Magdalen Laundries and in the laundries operated in the Training Centre at Stanhope Street, Dublin and the House of Mercy Training School, Summerhill, Wexford.

The following sources provide additional information:

Please contact us for further information or help.

Counselling is also available for Irish Survivors

Please see The Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy Service website or call 0121 666 7707.