Students and unemployed may be trained to work as homecare workers
Despite an increased budget, difficulty in recruiting staff means 5,000 people are still on the waiting list for visits
The government is working on a plan to train students and unemployed people as home carers in response to the staffing crisis in the sector.
The state has an increased budget of €600 million a year to pay for home carers to visit the homes of around 50,000 people, with an extra five million hours of care available.
But there are still 5,000 people on the waiting list because both the HSE and private homecare ...