HCCI Overview

HCCI is the national membership organisation for companies that provide a managed home care service in Ireland.  HCCI unites members who directly care for thousands of older and vulnerable people in their homes.

HCCI members provide a fully managed care service through directly employed and trained care staff, which guarantees an exceptional standard of care to every client.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: To advocate for, and represent, a unified professional home care service through leadership, experience and good governance.

Vision: That the highest standard of regulated home care service is made available to citizens on a statutory basis, enabling people to retain familiarity and independent living within their homes and communities.

Values: Professional; Trustworthy; Compassionate; Empathetic; Consultative

HCCI Chief Executive

hcci chief executive

Joseph was appointed Chief Executive of HCCI in September 2018.  He also serves as a Director of the Board.

Prior to joining HCCI, he worked at a number of the world’s leading communications consultancies.  Joseph has significant experience with business operations, providing executive leadership and all aspects of communications.

In one of his proudest achievements, Joseph served as the national spokesman for the successful pro-gay marriage campaign in the United Kingdom throughout its duration from 2012 to 2013.

HCCI Board Members

Ed Crotty | Chair, HCCI


Ed Crotty, Founder & Managing Director Heritage Homecare.  

Ed is the founder and Managing Director of Heritage Homecare, which provides homecare across South Dublin from its offices in Dun Laoghaire and Dundrum. Prior to this Ed held a variety of business and management positions over a twenty year period. Ed was a Director of Peamount Hospital from 2009 to 2018.  He also serves as the current Chair of Home and Community Care Ireland.

Brid Gould | Director, HCCI


Brid Gould is Managing Director at Comfort Keepers Ireland Group, a Sodexo brand.

With over 20 years experience in homecare and healthcare, and with a vast working knowledge of operational policy and healthcare governance,  Brid is passionate about the right to accessible homecare.  She believes everyone should be able to stay and live in their own communities for as long as possible, with the help and support of a managed homecare service. Brid holds a Degree in Nursing and a Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Cathal Hanratty | Director, HCCI


Cathal Hanratty is IT and Business Solutions Director of Irish Homecare.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in management roles in Ireland having worked for multinational including Motorola and LogicaCMG as well as managing and operating companies in the private sector.  He has over 9 years experience in senior positions in the home care sector in Ireland with specific responsibility for driving innovation and business processes within operations in Irish Homecare.

Liam Donnelly | Director, HCCI


Liam Donnelly is a founder and director of Sandra Cooney’s Home Care Ltd.

Liam Donnelly has been a founder and director of Sandra Cooney’s Home Care Ltd since 2007.  The business specializes in providing home care to elderly and disabled clients throughout the CHO9 area of Dublin.  Sandra Cooney’s Home care has been successful in the last 2 tenders and employs over 100 carers.

Sean Lyons | Director, HCCI


Sean Lyons is the Managing Director of Bluebird Care Galway.

Bluebird Care Galway was the first of Bluebird Care’s Irish Franchisees, which was established in October 2008 by Sean and his wife Eileen both of who continue to work in the business on a daily basis.  Sean is an experienced business owner (Health/Social Care and Real Estate) and an experienced manager who previously worked in the ICT and Healthcare sectors.

Tony O’Donovan | Director, HCCI


Tony O’Donovan is the Director of Corporate Operations of Home Instead Senior Care.

Tony has 10 years’ experience of the Senior Care Sector in Ireland.  He has extensive experience in leading and managing corporate organisations having worked with a number of National and International FMCG Brands over the last 30 years. He has overseen the significant growth in the Home Instead business and in particular has been the National Lead in all tender submissions to the HSE.