A shortage of Home Care workers is leading to a major crisis, as people who have been allocated home care hours are not having the service provided.

That's according to Galway East TD Sean Canney, who says home help hours are being allocated to people who need such help, but the hours are not being delivered due to the severe shortage of home care workers.

He also says many families are experiencing difficulty when their care worker is out sick, and there's no one to replace them.

The Independent TD says the Government needs to tackle the issue by offering reasonable rates of pay to home help workers.

He's been outlining the situation to Midwest News...

 

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