Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1346, 1347)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

1346. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the progress made to establish a funding package to sustain and satisfy the long-term funding requirements of a service provider (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36774/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

1347. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if the HSE has established a core funding package to finance the services of an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36775/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1346 and 1347 together.

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.