TASC Policy Brief Launch: The home care sector post COVID-19
COVID-19 confirms the need for a radical shift in Ireland’s home care policy and how we treat our care workers. The pandemic has laid bare deep systemic flaws in the home care sector and has exposed the lasting impacts of an undervalued care workforce and policies aimed at cutting costs.
These flaws long predate the current crisis and are characteristic of Ireland’s system of home care in ‘normal’ times. However, as with many aspects of how our society operates, COVID-19 has shone a light on home care and how significant it is to the care of older people and our health system.