Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (849)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

849. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health if he will appropriate and dedicate funding for family carers in view of their essential work in the home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13690/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The 2012 National Carers’ Strategy is a cross-departmental strategy that sets the strategic direction for policies, services and supports provided by Government Departments and agencies for carers. While the Department of Health has an overall coordinating and collating role in relation to the Strategy, each relevant Department, including the Department of Health and the HSE, is responsible for the implementation of their own actions in the Strategy.

In relation to the specific query, as this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.