Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (620)

Anne Rabbitte


620. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the reason a child (details supplied) will have to wait three years before gaining access to support services to aid in education; the position of the child on the waiting list for support services; the estimated date for the provision of supports; the interim supports that can be provided to the child's parents and school in order that the child can continue in education in a primary school setting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44939/19]

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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.