Brassil Says Fianna Fáil Will Reverse Cuts To Disability Services In Kerry

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Deputy John Brassil.

KERRY TD John Brassil has written to Ger Reaney of the Cork and Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation and demanded an immediate meeting with the HSE about the cuts to disability services in Kerry.

He said Fianna Fail have committed to reversing the cuts in their election manifesto and increasing spending on the sector by €20 million.

Letters have been been sent this month to local providers by the HSE outlining a nationwide 0.7% cut in funding.

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This amounts to cuts in the region of €60,000 for the Kerry Friends and Parents Association and €160,000 for the St Mary of the Angels.

John Brassil said he has had a lot of involvement with groups like the Kerry Friends and Parents Association and has seen first-hand the good work that these organisations do.

“I have been speaking with the families who will be impacted by these cuts and they are furious. They are already running vital services on a shoestring and these cuts are simply not fair. Fianna Fail have given a commitment to reverse these cuts and to properly fund disability services in Kerry adding a further 20 million euro to the national budget.


Amongst the measure that Fianna Fail has promised in its manifesto include the introduction of a 10 euro disability payment; increased personal assistance hours, increased housing adaption grants, extension of the free travel scheme to children in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance and 20 million annually in additional funding

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