Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Ceisteanna (553)

Brendan Smith


553. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health when essential respite services will resume for children and adults in counties Cavan and Monaghan in view of the additional pressures on families due to cessation of such services arising from the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12571/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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 service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy