Minister: Older people should pay for home help if they can

The state is spending €375 million per year on the home help scheme but there is a waiting list of over 4,000 people

9th July, 2017
Jim Daly, newly appointed minister of state for older peopleFergal Phillips

The new minister of state for older people Jim Daly has said he believes people should pay for home help if they can afford it.

The provision of homecare services to keep older people in their homes is currently free, with no means testing.

The state is spending €375 million per year on the home help scheme but there is a waiting list of over 4,000 people.

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