Care Homes Community Focus Community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected and sending love to each other. That’s why at An Post, you can now send love to communities living in care homes across Ireland with free postage. Recognising the increased restrictions in nursing homes across the country and to bring a little joy, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State until December 31st 2021. By writing FREEPOST where the stamp would normally be affixed, An Post will carry cards, letters large envelopes and packets weighing up to 2KG without a postage stamp. Customers can send these items through the Post Office network and post boxes across Ireland. Things to know How does a customer avail of this? By writing FREEPOST where the stamp would normally be affixed, An Post will carry cards, letters large envelopes and packets weighing up to 2KG without a postage stamp. When is the service available? From October 19th 2020, it will be free for customers to send mail to residents in Care Facilities across Ireland until December 31st 2021. Is it free? Customers can send letters, large envelopes, packets up to 2KG for free, by writing FREEPOST above the Address. Items will be checked to ensure that the recipient address is addressed to a nursing home or Residential Facility. Customers will need to include a sending and return address on all items. All existing postage rates apply. Will this service be available after the COVID-19 crisis? The service and product make up will be reviewed post the COVID-19 crisis. Looking for inspiration of what to send to care homes? Take a look at our inspiration page to discover the many things you could send to someone in your community. Discover more Looking for inspiration of what to send to care homes?