Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Questions (405)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony


405. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the funding that will be provided in 2020 to build capacity and respond to the evolving needs of respite service users and their families overnight, in home, day or sessional; and the full-year cost of same. [41923/19]

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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 Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.

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.