Home help restrictions must be re-assessed in forthcoming budget – Cope

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A Donegal Deputy is urging the Government to increase the hours of Home Help Service which is provided to elderly and vulnerable people.

Currently the time allocated to Home Helpers to carry out various work is 30 minutes a day.

Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says the number of people aged over 65 next will double over the next 20 years with those over 85 increasing even more.

He says it's imperative Budget 2017 must take take these statisitics into account and consider our future elderly..........