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Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Bereavement Grant (22 Jun 2017)

Regina Doherty: In recent Budgets my Department has protected primary social welfare rates. Abolishing the bereavement grant provided a significant annual saving and allowed my Department to protect other core social welfare payments such as the State pension. Any decision to reinstate the Bereavement Grant would have to be considered in the context of overall budgetary negotiations. It’s...

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Fuel Allowance Eligibility (22 Jun 2017)

Regina Doherty: A fuel allowance (FA) is a payment under the National Fuel Scheme to help with the cost of heating a home during the winter months. It is paid to people who are in receipt of certain qualifying social welfare payments and who also satisfy certain other conditions. The person concerned is in receipt of carer’s allowance from my Department. Carer’s allowance is not one of the...

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Payments (22 Jun 2017)

Brendan Griffin: 217. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry has had their rate of carer's allowance reduced; if the decision will be reviewed in view of the circumstances; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29417/17]

Seanad: Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (21 Jun 2017)

Colette Kelleher: ...public alcohol Bill strongly advocated by my Civil Engagement colleague, Senator Black. This was shamefully held up in this House, despite knowing as Members do how alcohol abuse by parents and carers causes such harm to children and to their mental health and well-being. The Government failed to act on the evidence put forward by its own Department of Health and lacked the courage to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Data Protection (21 Jun 2017)

Helen McEntee: ...Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 which was published in 2015 recommended that there should be greater ‘proactive encouragement for the patient at all stages to involve his/her family/carer and/or chosen advocate in the admission process and in the development of the care and treatment plan with the patient’s consent’. The Group did not recommend that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services Data (21 Jun 2017)

Helen McEntee: ...self-harm; improve access to appropriate interventions at times of personal crisis; ensure rapid and timely linkage to appropriate follow-up care, and optimise the experience of families and carers in trying to support those who present with self-harm. Following clinical assessment of a person who presents to an Emergency Department following self-harm, a decision with regard to...

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Carer's Benefit Applications (21 Jun 2017)

Willie O'Dea: 254. To ask the Minister for Social Protection when a decision will be made regarding a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29139/17]

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Eligibility (21 Jun 2017)

Bernard Durkan: 255. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the basis on which a person (details supplied) was refused a carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29177/17]

Topical Issue Debate: Parking Regulations (20 Jun 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Eamon Scanlon: ...when people travel abroad they can bring their cards with them. Extending the scheme would ensure independence dignity and choice for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as their carers.

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Home Care Packages Provision (20 Jun 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Maura Hopkins: ...hours. Our focus needs to be on the individual receiving the care. It is a question of delivering good quality care for the client, of the client’s welfare and of supporting families and family carers to look after their loved ones at home. Home care services are critical to allowing people stay in their own homes and communities for the longest time possible and to preventing...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Credits (20 Jun 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Éamon Ó Cuív: 250. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of increasing the home carer's allowance for all families with children between six months and three years of age by €960 per annum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27276/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Palliative Care Services (20 Jun 2017)

Helen McEntee: ...or been cared for by some other part of the health service. Therefore it is imperative that health care professionals are well-informed and able to provide expert advice to colleagues, patients and carers. Education, academic qualifications, study days etc. are currently being provided by a number of organisations / services across the country. Two such initiatives being supported by the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Help Service Provision (20 Jun 2017)

Brendan Griffin: 1129. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE has plans to recruit additional home help carers in an area (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26963/17]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Care Packages Data (20 Jun 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Shane Cassells: 1149. To ask the Minister for Health the number of carer hours allocated under the home care package scheme in County Meath in which persons are still awaiting these services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27032/17]

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Foster Care Expenditure (20 Jun 2017)

Katherine Zappone: ...of the link social worker, administration, insurance, recruitment, employment and training of social workers and other professionals, reviews and support provided by the foster care agency to the foster carers.

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Child Support Payments (20 Jun 2017)

Katherine Zappone: ...support the Government’s extension of parental leave for parents; particularly in the crucial first year. The Government has provided additional support for stay-at-home parents through the home carer tax credit, which has been increased to €1,100 per year. I support an increase in the earnings threshold for this, and have raised this with the Minister for Finance. ...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: HIQA Inspections (20 Jun 2017)

Katherine Zappone: ...Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) are conducting thematic inspections across 17 Tusla service areas, focusing on the recruitment, assessment, approval, supervision and review of foster carers. These inspections cover eight standards in the National Standards for Foster Care and inspections are announced in advance. The inspection report referred to by the Deputy found that of...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Foster Care (20 Jun 2017) See 2 other results from this answer

Gerry Adams: 1947. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of foster carers that are without Garda vetting in counties Louth and Meath. [28565/17]

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Foster Care Provision (20 Jun 2017) See 2 other results from this answer

Gerry Adams: 1949. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of foster carers in counties Louth and Meath that have never been reviewed; and if these reviews have now been completed. [28567/17]

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: HIQA Inspections (20 Jun 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Gerry Adams: 1955. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to the HIQA inspection report published on 12 June 2017, the number of the 64 foster carers in the counties Louth and Meath that were identified as having no social worker and that have now been appointed a social worker; the length of time that these foster carers were without an appointed social worker; and if all foster...

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