Sunday 25 February 2018

Pensioners to protest at Dail over HSE cuts

SENIOR citizens will take their campaign to protect home help and care packages to the Dail next week.

Patricia Conboy, director of the advocacy campaign 'Older and Bolder', warned that controversial HSE cuts to home-help hours were "illogical and untenable".

Pensioners have called on people to join them in highlighting the importance of the care services at the gates of Leinster House next Thursday at midday.

Cuts were announced several weeks ago as part of efforts to generate more than €130m in savings. However, many of these have been put on hold pending further assessment.

Ms Conboy said the cuts would "devastate the prospect of safe ageing at home".

Irish Independent

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