Home & Community Care Ireland (HCCI) is the national membership organisation for companies that provide a managed home care service in Ireland, uniting 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: To advocate for, and represent, a unified professional home care service through leadership, experience and good governance. 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.
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.
Jim Daly, HCCI Chair and former Minister for Mental Health & Older People
Jim Daly was Minister of State at the Department of Health from June 2017 to June 2020 with special responsibility for Mental Health & Older People. During his time at the Department of Health, Jim significantly progressed a statutory home care scheme which will ensure everyone who wishes to stay in their own home will be entitled to home help by law from next year. Jim Daly retired from politics in 2020.
Ed Crotty, HCCI Director, 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.
John Florence, HCCI Director, is the CEO of Irish HomeCare.
An energetic and enthusiastic executive, with senior experience across a number of industries, John has been involved in the Domiciliary Care industry for two years. During this time, John has built exceptional relationships within the HSE Senior ranks, enabling open and informal dialogue between the private providers and HSE. John is passionate about working with the Government to contribute to the debate on various issues that face private providers.
Kieran Hallinan, HCCI Director, is the Managing Director of Bluebird Care Northeast.
Bluebird Care Northeast was established in 2010 by Kieran and his business partner Martin Kelly both of who continue to work in the Bluebird Care Network on a daily basis.
Kieran is an experienced business owner and an experienced manager who previously worked in the Aviation and Construction sectors as an Occupational Safety Specialist.
Collette Gleeson, HCCI Director, is the Managing Director of Comfort Keepers Homecare Ireland & Elevation Training.
With over 20 years’ experience across the public, not for profit and private sectors in hospital, home, palliative, and disability services, Collette has dedicated her professional life to providing person centred, ethical, technological, and strategic services through the lens of quality and value-based people leadership. She is deeply passionate about the important role Health and Social Care services play in all our lives and has focused on contributing at a local, national, and international level on the development of services, governance, digital transformation, and people development to advance the sector in the delivery of choice and to help shape the future of services.
She holds an MBA in Technology and Management, BA in HR and Diplomas in Risk Management and Coaching.
David McKone, HCCI Director, is the Managing Director of Right at Home Ireland.
David established Right at Home in 2013, having acquired the master franchise licence for Ireland from the organisation’s international headquarters in the USA. Since 2013, David has grown Right at Home successfully, with current franchise offices operating in Galway, Cork, Kildare, Dublin and South Dublin / Wicklow Areas – covering five CHO’s across the country. Prior to establishing Right At Home Ireland, David worked in the IT sector and ran his own IT company, supporting large construction and NGO projects.
Tony O’Donovan, HCCI Director, 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.
Bereneice O’Rourke, HCCI Director, is the CEO of Communicare Healthcare.
Bereneice has an extensive career across services industries, with over 10 years in the Healthcare Sector. As CEO of Communicare Healthcare for the last 6 years, she has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational performance of the Organisation. Her significant experience includes developing operational strategies within companies to propel quality improvements with regard to operations and service deployment.
She holds an MBA in Strategy and Business Transformation, along with Diplomas in Business and Psychology.