Thomas Pringle TD

Thomas Pringle TD – Right to Personal Assistance Services – Rights For And By People With A Disability

Right to Personal Assistance Services – Rights FOR And BY People With A Disability
5% of the HSE budget is only spent on PAS, 85% is spent keeping people in residential care – this needs to be flipped on its head!
But ultimately the motion compels the Government to turn its own perspective of disability on its head, end cuts to disability supports, properly fund a personal assistance service in Ireland and dismantle the barriers it has created which is the real cause of disability, not disability itself.
My motion if passed, would ensure that everyone who needs it has a right to personal assistance, and will make sure that funding for the Personal Assistance service in Ireland is properly ring-fenced and separated from the different Home Help service which meets the needs of elderly people, not disabled people.
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