Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (819)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

819. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the number of times per year since 2008 that funding has been applied for to provide a residential placement for a person (details supplied) who has been waiting since 2008 for this allocation of residential care; the number of applications for funding refused; the dates and if applications for part-time residential care were requested; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19189/19]

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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.