Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Health

Respite Care Services Provision

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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182. To ask the Minister for Health the reason no respite or respite grant has been made available in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49663/19]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

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