Home Help service hit by cutbacks

first_imgLinkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Twitter LIMERICK Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has expressed deep concern over ongoing cutbacks to Home Help Hours and Home Care packages in Limerick. Speaking in response to figures he received from a parliamentary question, Deputy Quinlivan said that the figures were absolutely shocking and showed a dramatic increase in the numbers of new applicants approved by the Mid-West HSE for packages but for whom service has not commenced due to cuts in funding from the HSE. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is now a total of 106 applicants for both home Help and Home Care packages some of who have been waiting for service to commence for nearly six months”, he said.According to Deputy Quinlivan, the indications are this number will increase unless there is some kind of immediate government intervention.“The service should be ring-fenced as these are vulnerable people who more often than not also depend on already over stretched family members for their day-to-day care,” he said.by Alan [email protected] NewsHome Help service hit by cutbacksBy Alan Jacques – July 1, 2016 1166 center_img Previous articlePatrick is Ireland’s strongest manNext articleCamogie – Limerick head to Clare chasing second win Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSHome Help servicelimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn Fein Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more