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Respite Care Services

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 January 2019

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Ceisteanna (791)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

791. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 318 of 19 December 2018, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the family has been offered respite in Dublin (details supplied); if a more local service will be offered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1601/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

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