Press Release

Minister Brady welcomes the introduction of A Fair Deal

Áine Brady, T.D., Minister for Older People and Health Promotion, today (5th October 2009) welcomed the announcement of 27th October as the date for the introduction of the new Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal.

“The Fair Deal scheme aims to make long term nursing home care accessible and affordable whether in a voluntary, public or private care home and will free families from anxiety over financial commitments for the care of their loved ones.”

Noting that an initial 12,000 applications are expected, Minister Brady urged those wishing to avail of the financial support towards nursing home costs under A Fair Deal to familiarise themselves with the application process so as to be ready to apply to the HSE on the 27th of October.

The Minister also identified that, depending on a person’s capacity to apply for the Nursing Home Loan, a person may, from today, apply for the appointment of a care representative through the Circuit Court.

More Information

Information on the Nursing Homes Support Scheme is available on our Fair Deal page, or can be obtained by calling the HSE Infoline 1850 24 1850. Applications forms are available from the HSE website.