Longford woman requesting support to campaign for improved services for elderly

A Longford woman is asking people who might be interested in helping older people get better conditions in their own homes to contact her.

Majella Beattie says people are living in some very poor conditions due to the embargo on home help.

She says most people aren’t aware of things like people not being able to have a hip or knee operation unless they can pay for two weeks of aftercare.

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Majella who helps care for her mother says far more people need to be more aware of all the cutbacks, and how they are leading to people being cold, hungry and worse, in their homes.

She says she has heard of some very bad cases through social media after she posted about the problems she is facing online.