McConalogue welcomes almost €30m for Donegal home support hours

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, today welcomed the HSE announcement of €29.72m for Donegal supporting 1,685 Donegal people with home support hours.

Commenting on the announcement, the Minister said “This funding package for home support hours for Donegal people is great news and really important support for an essential service. I commend the HSE for working on this package and Minister Mary Butler T.D. for her continued work supporting our older people.”

Funding for 2,303,480 hours across the counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo has been allocated by the HSE.

The HSE Home Support Service (formerly called the Home Help Service or Home Care Package Scheme) aims to support older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to support informal carers. 

The Home Support Service is available to people aged 65 or over who may need support to continue living at home or to return home following a hospital stay. Sometimes exceptions are made for people younger than 65 who may need support. For example, people with early onset dementia or a disability.

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