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A Critical Year for Home Care: HCCI Pre-Budget Submission 2023

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Delays to reform of the home care sector are causing lengthy home support waiting lists and a severe recruitment crisis.  Home and Community Care Ireland’s (HCCI) Pre-Budget Submission 2023 urges the Government to take action on the Statutory Home Support Scheme, the Cross-Departmental Strategic Workforce Advisory Group (CD-SWAG), change social welfare means testing, prepare for a winter wave of Covid-19, insurance reform and to take the lead on the EU Care Strategy.

2023 will be a critical year of the home care sector.  Without prioritising reform, older and vulnerable people will continue to be left without the home care they need and deserve.