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Over 1,600 Older People Waiting For Home-Support Packages

FCI explains why the waiting list has shortened so much during the pandemic.

Over 1,600 older people are on the waiting list for home-support packages. 

Nearly 1,100 are in Kildare, west Wicklow or parts of west and south Dublin. 

The midwest of the country's also badly hit - but the national figure's down from over 7,800 before the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Catherine Cox, from the Tullamore-based Family Carers Ireland, says there's an obvious reason for the drop:

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