More than half a million older voters will help decide the make-up of the next government Age Action warned today as the organisation published its 2016 election manifesto. Key priorities include a right to community care, pension reform and a Minister for Older People.
Age Action has reacted to today’s budget announcement, welcoming the first increase in the State Pension in seven years and increases in other income supports. But the organisation also highlighted the lack of progress on home supports and the failure to cut prescription charges.
Older people in Galway have criticised lengthy waiting times and high parking costs in a survey of their experiences in local hospitals published by Age Action today who called on hospitals to end the block-booking of appointments.