Home Help Support
In the Dáil, the Labour Party has introduced a crucial bill regarding the funding of private members’ time to address the pressing issue of home help support.
Our Health spokesperson, Deputy Duncan Smith, has called for the immediate lifting of the recruitment freeze on home helps and care workers.
Comparing the numbers of those seeking home help support in the first six months of 2022 to 2023, we’ve witnessed a 3.7% increase in people needing care just in the last week. This is a clear indicator of the growing demand for assistance.
I’ve had conversations with several carers in the system who, despite their experience and dedication, are being encouraged to retire by the HSE due to their age and retirement age requirements.
In a time when we have 6,000 people waiting for care, it’s essential that we actively encourage these experienced individuals to stay on and continue their valuable work.
If you feel you, your family or your community need help feel free to contact the office between 9:30 – 5:00 on 0598640287