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Rabbitte, Anne

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Disability Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I move amendment No. 1:

To delete all words after “Dáil Éireann” and substitute the following: More Button

I have travelled around the country. I started in St. Joseph's in Charleville where I discussed respite in Cooleens House. I travelled to Wexford and Kilkenny. I have been in Galway. I have bee...More Button

Deputy Tully is right. The same issues of staff, transport and accommodation come up repeatedly. However, we could not turn on the switch overnight to ensure this happened because we needed to ...More Button

When the €20 million saved by scrapping the 1% cut, the €10 million for reopening services and the €7.8 million to tackle the assessment of needs backlog are added up, I have secured a €37.8 mill...More Button

Speech and Language Therapy

The Programme for Government, Our Shared Future, recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working toge...More Button

Respite Care Services

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 this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible. More Button

Disability Services Provision

The Programme for Government, Our Shared Future, recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working together ...More Button

The Programme for Government, Our Shared Future,recognises the need to improve services for both children and adults with disabilities through better implementation and by working together ...More Button

Health Services Funding

As part of the HSE’s 2020 National Service Plan, funding of €484.257m was allocated to adult day services in 2020. School-leavers who require a day service have been introduced to a new service dur...More Button

As part of the overall effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and in line with public health advice, day service locations closed in March. In August and September, services began to reopen, wi...More Button

Minister Donnelly and I recently announced that €10 million is being made available in 2020 to support the resumption of day services and enhanced home support services for disability service use...More Button

Of this money, €7.5 million will increase disability day services by one day a week for over 14,000 adults, whilst €2.5 million will provide 210 intensive support packages to enable young adults ...More Button

Further funding requirements for 2021 will be considered as part of the Estimates process.More Button

Physiotherapy Services

Monies have been reimbursed to this person in respect of their treatment, from the date that the person first made contact with the HSE concerning this matter. The Deputy will appreciate that it ...More Button

Disabled Drivers Grant

The Minister for Finance has responsibility for the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme which is operated by the Revenue Commissioners. To qualify for the Scheme, an ...More Button

The extent of the involvement of Health Service Executive (HSE) personnel in the Scheme relates to making a professional clinical determination as to whether an individual applicant meets the spe...More Button

As the matter of assessment by a HSE Senior Medical Officer is a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy. More Button

  Question No. 741 answered with Question No. 732.More Button