Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1430)

Danny Healy-Rae


1430. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if funding for the provision of additional social development services for persons with disabilities when they reach 18 years of age will be provided in County Kerry and nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32859/19]

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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.  

The Deputy's office have confirmed that the question relates to both existing and additional services for people with disabilities such as Day Services and Rehabilitative Training. 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.