Thousands Waiting On Funding For Home Help

Over 7,300 people are waiting on funding.

The number of people waiting for funding for homecare support in the midlands is down nearly 40% in total.

In Laois and Offaly -- the number has almost halved between March and July while in the Longford/Westmeath region -- the figure has fallen by just under 20%. 

This goes against the national trend - with over 7,300 people waiting on funding in July. Up nearly a fifth over a three month period. 

Head of Comunications with family Care Ireland Catherine Cox says more funding is required in the short term:

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