The Better Care, Better Business Report provides important context on the issue of care, shares new data on caring responsibilities in Ireland today, includes useful case studies and outlines key policy recommendations on how to:

  • Address supports for those in need of care
  • Address supports for carers
  • Address recruitment and retention in the care sector
  • Ensure the workplace is supportive to working carers

Policy responses to this issue must acknowledge the need to act and invest now, while also addressing the issues causing staff shortages in health and care services. As the numbers potentially in need of long-term care increase it is unsustainable to solely rely on informal care and working carers. Care must be accessible, affordable, and meet the changing demographic needs of the country. 

Ibec’s Better Care campaign is an important part of our broader Better Lives, Better Business campaign dedicated to making Ireland a great place to live and work.