Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (114)

Kathleen Funchion


114. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health the transport services being provided for both adults and young persons with additional needs that have recently completed their studies and wish to attend a day service; and his plans to improve access for those persons to day services, particularly for those living in rural areas that have great difficulty in accessing and availing of day services due to a lack of transport provided. [48654/18]

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