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Home Care Packages: Motion [Private Members] (12 Dec 2017) See 14 other results from this debate

Mattie McGrath: ...every day about what he is doing for the people. It is all blunderbuss and he is firing blanks. I refer to Deputy Alan Kelly. He is not here. The Minister of State gives us thanks, but we do not want thanks. The carers do not want thanks either. They want solace, support and to be heard. Deputy Butler was talking to the Minister of State, Deputy Daly, today. A simple solution is...

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services (12 Dec 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Finian McGrath: ...to socialise separately. It facilitates families having a break from caring because it is very difficult. Respite services may vary according to the excess needs of the individuals and their carer. The model of respite is changing and although some require overnight respite, others prefer to benefit from day respite. The number of overnight respite places has been reducing as persons...

Climate Change: Statements (7 Dec 2017)

Brian Stanley: ...but also with previous Administrations and, in fact, with everybody in society. We all have a responsibility to act. Planning in this regard must extend well beyond the term of this Government or any of our political carers. We need urgent action to produce a coherent plan for diverse forms of renewable energy and power, particularly sources which complement intermittent renewables....

Other Questions: Local Authority Housing Eligibility (7 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Brendan Smith: ...in councils who are dealing with the issue on a daily basis. Such officials could give the Department examples of applicants who have been turned down because of the family income supplement or carer's allowance payment being factored into their income. This exercise should be completed very quickly. There is an urgent need to increase income limits. One of the great successes of...

Seanad: Social Welfare Bill 2017: Second Stage (7 Dec 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Regina Doherty: ...transitional payment, if there was any rental income then it would become assessable if we were just to do what is hoped to have been provided for with amendment. The Bill before us will have a positive impact on the living standards of pensioners, lone parents, people with disabilities, carers, jobseekers and others who have recourse to the social protection system. For the second...

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Child and Family Agency Data (7 Dec 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Katherine Zappone: ...231 children in care. Of these, 5,354 children were in statutory Tusla foster care, and 375 children were in private foster care placements. The National Standards also state that approved foster carers are supervised by a professionally qualified link social worker. This person ensures that foster carers have access to information, advise and professional support necessary to enable...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Payments (7 Dec 2017)

Tommy Broughan: 248. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the fact that those who are self-employed prior to applying for and being awarded the carer's allowance receive no credited contributions while in receipt of this payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52495/17]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Review (7 Dec 2017)

Bernard Durkan: 249. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a request for review of a decision to refuse carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52509/17]

Neurological Services: Motion [Private Members] (6 Dec 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Róisín Shortall: ...will be only too conscious of the huge challenges that arise as a result of having family members with neurological difficulties and the problems caused for the patients themselves and also for their carers. It brought home to all of us the shocking lack of services for families facing these challenges. The motion provides us with an opportunity to shine a light on this aspect of the...

Leaders' Questions (Resumed) (6 Dec 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Leo Varadkar: ...that people with disabilities get the educational opportunities they deserve and there will be 100 extra special education teachers. A €5 increase in disability allowance and a €5 increase in the carer's allowance are kicking in in March. We have secured additional funding for the decision support service, empowering people with disabilities to make their own decisions, so...

Leaders' Questions (6 Dec 2017) See 4 other results from this debate

Micheál Martin: I think it was Johanna Powell, one of the carers on the programme shown last evening, who said she did not want politicians to say anymore that they were full of respect, concern and admiration for her. She wants people to get angry and action. She does not want to hear more statistics and announcements that bear no relationship with reality. It is not that there are not sufficient respite...

Seanad: Order of Business (6 Dec 2017) See 7 other results from this debate

Catherine Ardagh: While Brexit negotiations are under way, there are many other issues that the Government needs to tackle. Last night's "Prime Time Investigates" programme illustrated the lack of support for carers. Many of us are well aware of this, but it took a "Prime Time" programme to bring it to light for the general public and the political community at large. There are 200,000 people dedicated to...

Seanad: Order of Business (Resumed) (6 Dec 2017)

Paudie Coffey: ...more people than anticipated have come forward. It is important for each victim and his or her family that their story is heard and properly investigated. Senator Kelleher raised the issue of carers and she spoke about the Transgender Equality Network Ireland report launched yesterday and the importance of recognition for marginalised groups in our society.I agree with Senator Kelleher...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Help Service Eligibility (6 Dec 2017)

Jim Daly: Home care services are critical to allow older people to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. These services also provide consequent support to carers in their caring role. The HSE provides Home Care Packages (HCPs) which are enhanced supports, over and above existing mainstream Home Help service and these can include additional home help hours, nursing care and therapy services...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Benefit Applications (6 Dec 2017)

Charlie McConalogue: 245. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a carer's benefit application by a person (details supplied); if this appointment will be expedited in view of the particular circumstances in this case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52146/17]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Eligibility (6 Dec 2017)

Willie Penrose: 251. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the steps she will take to deal with an anomaly which arose in respect of career’s allowance in the case of a person (detail supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52318/17]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Applications (5 Dec 2017)

Bernard Durkan: 475. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for carer's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51470/17]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Disability Allowance (5 Dec 2017)

Finian McGrath: ...of weekly deductions to cover the remaining balance of the debt. To date there has been no response to this correspondence. At that time, this gentleman’s spouse was in receipt of half rate carers allowance (CA) as he was claiming a qualified adult increase in respect of her. Following on from this review it transpired that the household would be financially better off if she...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Applications (5 Dec 2017)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: 492. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a half rate carer’s allowance payment; and when a decision can be expected. [51610/17]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Eligibility (5 Dec 2017)

Róisín Shortall: ...for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if consideration will be given to allowing those providing care to a disabled person the right to sign on for credits in circumstances in which a carer's allowance is not paid but it is not possible for a person to access employment due to caring responsibilities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51831/17]

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