Title

How Cuts Harm Services for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Document Type

Other

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

5.9 OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 17:00

Abstract

In January 2020, all non-profit organisations providing services to people with intellectual disabilities received notification from the Health Service Executive that they were to receive a 1% cut. In money terms, this equates to €20 million a year being taken out of direct service provision. This was a devastating blow to a sector, already on its knees from a lack of government investment.

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