Budget 2022 will be announced on the 12th of October. Life under Covid-19 has been particularly difficult for older people, with existing structural issues exacerbated by the pandemic. The lack of an increase to the state pension in previous budgets along with insufficient funding for health and homecare supports, has left many older people suffering from financial insecurity.

ISCP has already made a brief submission to the Department of Social Protection for Budget 2022 – read here: ISCP Budget 2022. We are continuing our work on our full Budget document, with a key focus on health and housing. If you would like to know more or work with us on our full Budget 2022 submission, contact our Head of Policy Una Power at policyandcommunications@seniors.ie