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#home help

# home-help - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# home-help - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going'

Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia.

# home-help - Monday 3 October, 2016

'At the moment it's just horrendous out there': The challenges facing Ireland's carers

Carmel Geoghegan looked after her dying mother in 2014 but has hit out at what seriously sick people face today.

# home-help - Friday 3 June, 2016

Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need

Social workers say as many of half of their clients who have gone into nursing homes could have stayed in their own homes with proper supports.

# home-help - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Labour Court ends system of zero-hour contracts for home helps

The binding recommendation means worker will have now contracts of a minimum of seven hours.

# home-help - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

'Older people left vulnerable through lack of inspections' - home help group

Home and Community Care Ireland says Ireland needs a “robust regulatory and inspection regime” for home helpers.

# home-help - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

New app to save time and money for Irish Wheelchair Association

The app allows personal assistants to access timesheets and work schedules on smartphones and facilitates realtime workflow management, reducing costs.

# home-help - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Home help protest set for Taoiseach's Mayo office

Workers and supporters will march on Enda Kenny’s constituency office in Castlebar to protest at home help cutbacks.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the 9 things you need to know this Sunday morning.

# home-help - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts Cuts This post contains images

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts

The HSE is planning to cut around 450,000 home help hours between now and December – but demonstrators say the cuts need to be reversed.

Home help workers to march to the Dáil today

Hundreds of home help care workers and supporters to march to Dáil Eireann today.

# home-help - Friday 5 October, 2012

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Video: Jack and Jill Children's Foundation makes urgent appeal

The foundation says it urgently needs €400,000 to run its service to the end of the year.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

450,000 home help hours could go as HSE plans €8 million cut

The changes would equate to about 450,000 hours being lost – but the HSE says direct patient care services will stay.

# home-help - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts Hse Cuts This post contains images

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts

This is the second night of protests outside Government Buildings.

Home help and home care workers set to protest against cuts

The Home Care Community Action Group are set to protest outside Government Buildings tonight from 6pm.

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn Health Cuts This post contains images

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn

The Government said last night that cuts to Personal Assistant hours will not go ahead as planned.

# home-help - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

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People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts

The newly-assembled group, Leaders Alliance, has said it will stay overnight outside Government buildings.

# home-help - Friday 31 August, 2012

Health Minister comments on National Broadband Plan, quiet on HSE cuts

James Reilly is expected at the Department of Health offices this morning.

Health Minister accused of 'going into hiding' as HSE makes cuts

Fianna Fáil has asked why James Reilly is “nowhere to be seen”, while the HSE admits there are more announcements about bed closures to come.

# home-help - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets

The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.

# home-help - Friday 8 June, 2012

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite

This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.