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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Services for People with Disabilities

I propose to take Questions Nos. 256 and 257 together.

  The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to li...More Button

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...More Button

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. More Button

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.More Button

The Report “Time to Move on from Congregated Settings – A Strategy for Community Inclusion” proposes a new model of support in the community, moving people from Congregated settings to the communit...More Button

The Programme for Partnership Government contains a commitment to continue to move people with disabilities out of congregated settings, to enable them to live independently and to be included in...More Button

By the end of this year, it is expected that under 2,100 people with a disability will remain living in congregated settings. I want to emphasise that the appropriate supports and resources are b...More Button

In the context of residents in St Joseph’s House, Stillorgan - the Deaf Village Ireland, any opportunity for residents to live in smaller settings in the community will come after considerable pl...More Button

As the HSE is responsible for leading out on the recommendations on "Time to Move on from Congregated Settings - A Strategy for Community Inclusion", I have arranged for the Deputy's question to ...More Button

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...More Button

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. More Button

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.More Button

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...More Button

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. More Button

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.More Button

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...More Button

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. More Button

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. More Button

Neuro-Rehabilitation Policy

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...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Disability Services Provision

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...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 405 to 407, inclusive, together.

  The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower...More Button

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Data

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...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Provision

I thank the Deputy for his question and for his interest in the matter. More Button

I am pleased to note that on 20 February, the HSE published the Implementation Framework of the National Strategy & Policy for the Provision of Neuro-Rehabilitation Services in Ireland. This was...More Button

The Health Service Executive provides specialist services for people with a variety of disabilities, including those with Acquired Brain Injury, either directly or through service agreements with...More Button

Any decision to introduce Brain Injury Identity Cards would be a matter for the HSE to consider in the context of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Implementation framework and the actions arising from it.More Button

Disability Support Services Provision

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...More Button

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. More Button

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.More Button

Occupational Therapy Data

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...More Button

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. More Button

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.More Button

Home Care Packages Provision

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...More Button

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. More Button

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.More Button

Question No. 387 answered with Question No. 255.More Button

Respite Care Services Funding

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...More Button

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.More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Hospital Admissions

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...More Button

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.More Button

Disability Allowance Applications Waiting Times

My Department is committed to making decisions on entitlement as quickly as possible.

  In general, social welfare schemes with a number of complex qualifying conditions can ta...More Button

Illness Benefit Payments

The Illness Benefit claim from the person concerned has been processed and all arrears owing to her have been issued.

  The person concerned was a qualified adult on her partner...More Button

Invalidity Pension Applications

Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution condition...More Button

Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution condition...More Button

Question No. 663 answered with Question No. 657.More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

Following the submission of further medical evidence by the person concerned, their case has been reviewed and they have been awarded disability allowance with effect from 31 October 2018. The fir...More Button

Illness Benefit Applications

The Department will arrange for the information requested to be provided to the person concerned.

  I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy. More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) is an allowance established as a recognition of the extra care and attention that is provided by parents in their home for a child with a severe disability requirin...More Button

I wish to confirm for the Deputy that the issue he raises has now been addressed. Until recently a child had to be resident with a parent for a minimum of five days per week in order for that pa...More Button

These Regulations provide for an exception to the 5-day residence condition set out in the main Regulations to allow for the award of DCA in cases of joint custody, allowing for the payment of DC...More Button

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy. More Button