Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Health
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
758. To ask the Minister for Health if a specific action plan is being worked on for family carers including those that are caring for children with disabilities (details supplied); if so, the way in which this plan will be progressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6392/20]
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.