Home Helps In Dublinand Northeast

“Can the HSE update members on the current levels of Home Help in the Dublin region and if further cutbacks will take place in the coming months?”

Response:

The Service Plan 2013 provides for 1.66m hours to be delivered in Dublin North East and this will be delivered and probably exceeded.  There are no plans to reduce Home Help hours.

In addition funding received through the Frail Elderly Initiative has supported additional Home Care Packages in recent months in the Dublin Areas and Louth Meath to facilitate discharges from acute hospitals during the busy winter pressure period.