Supporting Families Young & Old

Supporting Families Young & Old

 

 

• The Early Years Health and Wellbeing Plan 2016 – 2020 is a critical intervention to give children the best start in life which aims to provide a framework to enhance and support the health and well-being of children across the city and county up to the age of 3 years
• Following the achievement of Free GP Care for under 6’s we are continuing to support healthcare for families
• We are investing in Childcare in order to make it more affordable for working families
• Universal subsidies for every child 6 months – 36 months in Tusla Registered childcare, saving up to €1,040 annually
• Targeted subsidies up to €145 per week for children 6 months – 15 years from low-income families who need it most, and whose parents want to get back to work or education
• Two weeks’ Paid Paternity Leave and the second free pre-school year were introduced. The latter saves parents, on average, €4,000 per child
• This year will see Home Help hours increase by 170,000 and 1,300 more people in receipt of a Home Care Package
• From March 2017 the State Pension has increased by €5 per week
• Medical screening for bowel cancer, diabetic eye diseases and newborn deafness is free for the first time
• The Breast Check service is now extended to 65-69 year olds.

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