Due to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis those who can “cope temporarily without the home support service” will have to do so.
Affected service users have been notified by letter, and have been assured that their service “will be reinstated once the Covid-19 crisis is resolved”.
Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Thomas Gould has said people affected and their families understand the situation, but some aren’t sure how to proceed.
“People were upset because they’re stopping from Wednesday,” he said.
“Trying to put a plan in place to take care of their family members is an issue. One family I spoke to said they have no problem taking up the burden to release people, but the problem is they’re not sure if they’d be making the situation worse.”
The family are concerned that having multiple people checking in on an elderly person who is supposed to be cocooning could cause more issues, but if family members stay away it could also cause problems.