Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)

9:50 am

Ms Anne O'Connor:

On Western Care and the disability sectora lot of work is going on in the west with the relevant disability providers. Nationally, the disability organisations in particular are very challenged with their funding. The demand is going up, as the Deputy said. We are looking at the funding of the organisations in our engagements, as Mr. Reid said. Equally, we are looking at the whole model of delivery of disability services to ensure we are making the best use of the funding available for all organisations, including Western Care. I would say the disability sector is the most challenged. There are many organisations in the same space as the one the Deputy set out.


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