Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Health
Services for People with Disabilities
611. To ask the Minister for Health the main developments since 2007 in the planning, construction and operation of the group home for persons with disabilities at Convent Lands, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan; if he will instruct the HSE to ensure the centre becomes operational without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2924/20]
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.