Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.


320 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Health and Children if a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12 will receive assistance in minding her two disabled children at home. [7487/01]

The provision of appropriate support services, including home support and residential respite services, is vital in providing respite to carers and, accordingly, my policy is to continue to invest significantly in these services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. As the provision of these services in individual cases is a matter for the relevant health board, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive of the Eastern Regional Health Authority with a request that he examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.