Urgent need to improve Respite Services in Cavan/Monaghan – Brendan Smith TD

minister finian mcgrath, deputy brendan smith and deputation

The Cavan/Monaghan Parents Action Group for Respite Services met with Deputy Finian McGrath, Minister for Disabilities in relation to the inadequate respite services available for persons with a disability in Cavan/Monaghan.

The meeting was arranged by Deputy Brendan Smith and the deputation outlined very strongly to Minister McGrath the urgent need to put in place appropriate respite services without further delay.  They also put specific proposals to the Minister in relation to the need to develop other Respite Centres and to plan appropriately for the longer term needs that will arise in Cavan/Monaghan.

The Minister and the HSE must ensure adequate resourcing of this vital service.