Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Health
Services for People with Disabilities
513. To ask the Minister for Health the position in relation to the future of a residential centre (details supplied) in County Cork; the role of the HSE in running the centre; the position in relation to decongregation; the reason staff are unable to obtain P60s; the further reason increment payments have ceased; the person or body that is the employer; the steps being taken to resolve the issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2616/20]
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.