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# home-help - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300
# Controversy
# Controversy

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

Sep 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,071 Views 10 Comments

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

# home-help - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'
# Health Spending
# Health Spending

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

Aug 6th 2019, 7:21 PM 20,146 Views 22 Comments

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

# home-help - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March
# Hospital Discharges
# Hospital Discharges

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March

Jul 28th 2019, 10:00 PM 20,211 Views 48 Comments

As of the end of June, 7,217 people are waiting on home support packages in the country.

# 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
# We're Gettin' Old
# We're Gettin' Old

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

Oct 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,154 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Dementia Carers
# Dementia Carers

'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'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,211 Views 7 Comments

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
# LET US LIVE
# LET US LIVE

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

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:15 AM 13,603 Views 20 Comments

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
# Home Help
# Home Help

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

Jun 3rd 2016, 6:05 AM 9,256 Views 8 Comments

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
# Home Help
# Home Help

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

Sep 19th 2013, 7:53 AM 3,851 Views 7 Comments

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 Help
# Home Help

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

Jun 4th 2013, 5:08 PM 3,451 Views 4 Comments

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
# Assisted Living
# Assisted Living

New app to save time and money for Irish Wheelchair Association

Nov 27th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,811 Views 0 Comments

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
# Home Help
# Home Help

Home help protest set for Taoiseach's Mayo office

Nov 25th 2012, 10:01 AM 4,221 Views 54 Comments

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

# home-help - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts
# Cuts
# Cuts

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts

Oct 17th 2012, 10:23 PM 7,881 Views 38 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

Home help workers to march to the Dáil today

Oct 17th 2012, 9:57 AM 1,899 Views 14 Comments

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

# home-help - Friday 5 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 5th 2012, 5:15 PM 11,881 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 5th 2012, 2:50 PM 4,490 Views 41 Comments

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
# Hse Cuts

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

Sep 5th 2012, 9:30 PM 6,054 Views 33 Comments

This is the second night of protests outside Government Buildings.

Home help and home care workers set to protest against cuts
# Hse Cuts
# Hse Cuts

Home help and home care workers set to protest against cuts

Sep 5th 2012, 4:59 PM 3,868 Views 32 Comments

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
# Health Cuts

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

Sep 5th 2012, 9:51 AM 4,092 Views 25 Comments

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

# home-help - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts

Sep 4th 2012, 3:35 PM 7,226 Views 108 Comments

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
# Hse Cuts
# Hse Cuts

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

Aug 31st 2012, 11:01 AM 4,715 Views 64 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 31st 2012, 9:00 AM 3,802 Views 32 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Aug 30th 2012, 5:49 PM 7,329 Views 64 Comments

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
# Carers
# Carers

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

Jun 8th 2012, 9:55 AM 14,113 Views 10 Comments

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.