Over €66 million allocated to Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo Home Support Service

8th April 2022

HSE Media Statement

Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo

Over €66 million allocated to Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo Home Support Service

The number of Home Support Hours has continued to maintain an increased level with funding up to €66.6 million allocated to Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo for 2022.

Funding for 2,303,480 hours across the counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo has been allocated by the HSE.

This means that 4,310 people will avail of Home Support Hours this year across the five counties.

The HSE Home Support Service (formerly called the Home Help Service or Home Care Package Scheme) aims to support older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to support informal carers. 

The Home Support Service provides you with support for everyday tasks including:

  • getting in and out of bed
  • dressing and undressing
  • personal care such as showering and shaving

The Home Support Service is available to people aged 65 or over who may need support to continue living at home or to return home following a hospital stay. Sometimes exceptions are made for people younger than 65 who may need support. For example, people with early onset dementia or a disability.

Frank Morrison, Head of Service, Older Persons, Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo said “It is wonderful to see the number of increased Home Support hours maintained. The €66,659,782 allocation for the area represents funding of €16.838m in Cavan / Monaghan benefitting 1,245 people, over €29.72 million in Donegal benefitting 1,685 people and over €20.1 million in Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan where 1,380 people will avail of the service.”

For more information on Home Care Support go to www.hse.ie

Last updated on: 28 / 04 / 2022