Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (448)

John McGuinness


448. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if the level of care being provided to a person (details supplied) will be reviewed to ensure that an appropriate level of activities is included in their care package on a daily basis; the residential and care service options being explored by the HSE; the progress being made; if the HSE plans to purchase this house in view of the fact that the landlord has indicated their intention to sell the property; the reason this person has only recently been diagnosed with autism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9611/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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 an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.