Crisis In Tipperary Home Help Hours Is Rapidly Escalating – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee to launch an immediate reassessment of the allocation of Home Help Hours for County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking as concerns continue to grow around a rapidly escalating crisis within the service which is seeing vulnerable […]

ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have expressed their disappointment in the HSE following the news that a 92-year-old woman has been in hospital for almost 300 days due to a lack of funding for home care packages. ALONE is calling on the government to increase home help hours in […]

Home Help/Home Care Action Group calls on James Reilly to clarify the private home care business interests of top health policy advisor, Maureen Windle

The campaign group demands that the Minister for Health reveal to the public the business relationship between Maureen Windle, top policy advisor in the Department for Health, and a major private home care company.  John Lyons, spokesperson for the campaign said: “Yesterday’s revelation in the Sunday Business Post that such a senior advisor in the […]

Home Help/Home Care Action Group Demands the Government and HSE Restore All Home Help Hours Cut This Year

The Home Help/Home Care Action will stage a major march to Dail Eireann on Wednesday 17th October to demand that the Government and HSE immediately cease attacking the elderly, sick and disabled and restore all home help hours and home care packages cut this year.   “There was widespread shock and anger in communities across […]