I meet regularly with the Ministers of State for Disability and Mental Health to discuss all aspects of their areas of responsibility.
The HSE is committed to providing and protecting the level of Personal Assistant services and Home Support services to persons with disabilities, to support them to maximise their capacity to live full and independent lives.
Individual’s needs are evaluated against the criteria for prioritisation for the particular services and then decisions are made in relation to the allocation of resources. Resource allocation is determined by the needs of the individual, compliance with prioritisation criteria, and the level of resources available.
While substantial resources are available to fund the provision of home support services, they are finite, as is the position with all other services.