Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (415)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

415. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if financial support is provided in County Donegal to foster parents for those in care on reaching 18 years of age that they continue to care for into adulthood and require mental health and disability services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5479/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Department of Health is responsible for setting the policy regarding the provision of health services, including those for people with disabilities and/or mental health issues and these services are provided through the HSE. The policy having regard to the payment of Foster Care Allowances comes under the remit of my colleague Deputy Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.