Right at Home
01 495 4030

Home Support Service for Older People

Right at Home is a HSE Approved Home Care Provider under the Consumer Directed Home Support (CDHS) scheme which enables older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to support informal carers.

The HSE’s Home Support Service is available to people aged 65 or over who may need support to continue living in the comfort of their own home or to return home following a hospital stay. Exceptions are made for people younger than 65 who may need support. For example, people with early onset dementia or a disability.

Carer with individual in wheelchair

How Consumer Directed Home Support (CDHS) works

If you are approved for a Home Support Service and HSE staff are not available to deliver the service, then a provider who has been approved by the HSE, will deliver the home support to you. Right at Home is one of the HSE’s approved providers.

When applying for home support, you can choose to be considered for CDHS which will enable you to select a preferred provider when you are completing your application form for Home Support Service for Older People.

If you are approved for CDHS, you will deal directly with the HSE Approved Provider of your choice such as Right at Home, to arrange days and times of services that meet your essential care needs. These will be identified during your care needs assessment. The HSE will arrange a care needs assessment to determine your home support needs. For more information, click here.


The support each client receives depends on their individual needs to ensure a tailored home care plan is put in place. Our carers can accommodate many special physical and mental situations and are given the latest specialist training to suit their clients' needs. Our work is characterised by empathy, reliability, flexibility and high professional standards.

carer sitting on bench outside with senior


Availing of Right at Home’s services is free through the HSE’s Home Support Service CDHS scheme. You do not need a medical card to apply and your income will not be assessed.

If you arrange additional home care services, over and above the level funded by the HSE, this will not be covered by the HSE and you will be required to pay.

How to apply for Home Support Service for Older People and CDHS

The application form can be found at the end of this document here.

The HSE has 32 local Home Support Offices nationwide where you can send your completed application form. The address for your local office is on the last page of the application form.

If you apply and are approved for CDHS, after your care needs assessment, you will receive a letter from the HSE approving a weekly amount of funding. You can use this to arrange home support from the approved providers you choose.

How to Contact Right at Home

  • Galway (091) 376 536 
  • Roscommon and Mayo (091) 376 536 
  • Cork (021) 234 7300
  • North Dublin 01 495 4030
  • South Dublin, Wicklow 01 908 1919
  • Kildare  (045) 254 244
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