Investment in Homecare - Supporting a Basic Standard of Living
Research by Safeguarding Ireland, released this month (13th February 2020), indicates that 80% of adults have not considered how they want to be cared for. When asked to state a preference, 85% of adults surveyed stated a preference for care at home, with necessary supports. However, the current level of Homecare supports in Ireland is grossly inadequate. Social Justice Ireland believes that substantial investment is required to support people to age well at home and that the introduction of a statutory right to homecare must be a priority.