€50 million to clear homecare package waiting list – Home Instead

It would take €50 million euro in the Budget to clear the backlog of people waiting for homecare packages in Ireland.

That's according to Home Instead, a founder member of Home and Community Care Ireland which represents companies providing home care across the country.

The company's Michael Wright says the Minister would need another €20 million to deal with an ageing population where someone turns 80 every half an hour.