People with disabilities to choose carers as McGrath shakes up funding

HSE currently organises care at an annual cost of around €1.66 billion

30th April, 2017
Minister of State for Disability Finian McGrath

People with disabilities will be able to choose their own carer in a planned shake-up of how the service is funded.

The HSE currently organises the care of people with disabilities at an annual cost of around €1.66 billion.

But Minister of State for Disability Finian McGrath, whose own daughter Clíodhna has Down Syndrome, said the new plan was to give people with disabilities their own budget to choose their carer.

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