Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Health
Disability Support Services
503. To ask the Minister for Health the process for families to flag their need for respite or additional supports for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44447/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 502 and 503 together.
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.
As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.