Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Questions (165)

Thomas P. Broughan


165. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 36 of 8 February 2018, 25 and 204 of 7 February 2018, if there are places for all persons who need them at a school (details supplied); if not, if he is liaising with the school and the HSE regarding additional resources required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10316/18]

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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.

I understand that this question relates to school leavers who are entering a day service. As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.