Were you resident in a Mother-and-Baby Home in Ireland (either as a mother or a child)? Or do you know someone who was?
Currently there’s an Investigation looking into the Mother-and-Baby Homes that existed in Ireland. Anyone with any information is invited to share any information they may have, in confidence. The Commission are especially keen to hear from anyone who was resident in, worked in, lived nearby or had connections with these homes.
If you have information you’d like to share, you can either travel to Dublin where all of your travel and accommodation expenses will be covered, or you can speak to the Confidential Committee in early 2016 when they will be taking evidence in the UK. The Irish Women Survivors Support Network (IWSSN) is working with the Commission to promote the Investigation in the UK, and can provide support with giving evidence. To find out more, please contact IWSSN on: 0207 267 9997 or email [email protected]. Or you can contact the Commission directly, by calling: 00 353 1 6445088.
If you are affected by this issue and wish to speak to someone in confidence, IWSSN can make referrals to a free counselling service that they work in partnership with.