The demand for public and private health and social care services in Ireland is set to increase dramatically between now and 2030, according to the latest ESRI projections. The population in Ireland is set to grow by between 14 and 23 percent in this time, while the number of people aged over 85 is set to double.
This will place a huge burden on the health service, with the greatest demand in services for older people.
HCCI welcomes the report from the ESRI, which is based on the 2016 Census and is the most comprehensive report of the kind ever published. The infographic below captures the picture very well, with Home Care featured as a key component.
HCCI is committed to working for a fair deal for Home Care providers, with greater regulation and support, and greater recognition of the sector.