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A Leitrim councillor says more needs to be done to help families look after their elderly relatives in their own homes and in their own communities. Sinn Fein’s Brendan Barry says this should be done by more nursing home places being provided by the HSE. He also says that there’s…

The HSE has refuted a claim by a Sligo/Leitrim TD that home help hours have been ‘slashed’ by almost 10,000 hours over the past year. In a statement to Ocean FM, the HSE says budgeted home help hours for Sligo/Leitrim have actually increased this year. Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon Scanlon…

A Leitrim councillor is claiming the only home help time now available to people in the county is half an hour. And he says that can only be got it’s taken from someone else. Independent Councillor Enda Stenson says it’s not only not good enough, it’s also wrong. Cllr Stenson…