Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (795)

Seán Fleming


795. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health if funding can be provided for an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5285/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE has a nationwide service level agreement with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI), which provides a range of services and supports for people with dementia. The allocation of funds within each region is a matter for the ASI, which can raise any relevant financial issues relating to the provision of services with the HSE in the context of its service arrangements.

As the Deputy may be aware, on Friday 8 May 2020, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development announced the launch of a €40 million package of supports for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises. The €40 million funding package is being made available through the Dormant Accounts Fund, which is specifically set aside to support initiatives which will benefit the most disadvantaged groups in society. The package includes a €35 million 'COVID-19 Stability Fund' which will provide a level of support to qualifying organisations who are most in need and have seen their trading and/or fundraising income drop significantly during the crisis.

As the particulars of this question refer to a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Question No. 796 answered with Question No. 449.