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Age Action response to HSE Service Plan 2018

Published 20/12/2017

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Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people, has welcomed the increased investment in homecare services announced in today’s HSE Service Plan for 2018 while warning more funding is needed to enable older people to stay at home.  

Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy and Communications, said: “Homecare in Ireland is in crisis. Waiting lists are growing and older people are forced into nursing homes because they are not being supported to live at home.

“The increased investment in home care supports outlined in today’s HSE Service Plan is undoubtedly welcome, as are plans to simplify the application process.

“But while the additional funding will help some families who are struggling to cope the scale of the crisis means we need far more resources to help older people stay at home, with their families, as long as possible.”

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Age Action Calls for €23 Increase in the State Pension

Budget 2023 Credit Frederica Aban

(Tuesday 26 July 2022) 

Budget 2023 – No Ordinary Budget for Extraordinary Times

Age Action Calls for €23 Increase in the State Pension

Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation on ageing and older persons, is calling for a €23 increase in the State Pension saying that Budget 2023 cannot be an ordinary budget. Age Action argues that Budget 2023 needs to deliver an evidence-based increase in the State Pension that is poverty-proofed and equality-proofed – a €23 increase in the State Pension is the minimum amount required to maintain the State Pension’s spending power. The reality of high price inflation is that the full rate contributory State Pension will lose €22.80 in spending power in 2022 and will further lose spending power in 2023 as inflation will still be high.