Irish HomeCare has announced a €1.5m investment into its care teams across the country, as part of its commitment to ensure the financial wellbeing of its staff.

The company said the investment will provide “significant enhancements” to pay rates and travel expenses.

The funding will also go towards the recruitment of eight national roles, focused on improving the logistical efficiencies associated with the movement of care staff between clients’ homes.

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John Florence, chief executive officer, Irish HomeCare, said: “Irish HomeCare’s vision is to provide the best possible quality of life to everyone. In order for us to provide the highest-quality home care service, we need to ensure that our carers receive the best terms and conditions for their employment..

“Carer wellbeing is a priority for me and since taking the role of CEO in February 2020, at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Leadership Team have consistently worked towards enhancing our staff’s working lives. Removing the financial worry from our carers allows them to focus fully on the job-at-hand, which is providing the highest standards of care to vulnerable people in our society.”

Last June, Irish HomeCare announced it would recruit 750 additional staff.

So far, the company has filled 460 roles, and continues to recruit across the country.

“The demand for home care has surged since the pandemic began and we want the best carers to join the Irish HomeCare family as we continue on this journey. I am humbled to be associated with this outstanding group of people,” said Florence.

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