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Home Help workers to attend Dáil debate
national | workers issues | news report Dé Luain Deireadh Fómhair 15, 2012 18:09 by Paul Gavan - SIPTU
500,000 hours of cuts made in 2012
A number of Home Help workers will be making visits of a different kind this week as they attend a Dáil Debate on Home Help Services. Home Help and Home Care activists who are part of SIPTU’s new “Time to Care” campaign will be attending the two-evening debate on a motion calling on the Government to immediately reverse recent cutbacks in funding for the service.
Vital Home Help services to the elderly and disabled have already suffered 500,000 hours of cuts in 2012, and in September the Health Service Executive (HSE) announced plans to slash a further 600,000 hours before the end of this year. Home Helps deliver direct personal care such as preparing meals and feeding their clients, providing assistance with showering, toileting and dressing along with vital domestic duties required to ensure that those who avail of the service are safe and secure in the comfort of their own homes. Many of the people receiving these services have no other family to care for them.