Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Department of Health
Special Educational Needs Service Provision
407. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 310 of 19 November 2019, if an organisation (details supplied) will continue to provide services for children at a school in Waterford city; if not, the person or body that will be providing the service if it discontinues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51599/19]
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.
As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.