DFI launches 'Access to Life' report looking at Personal Assistant Services in Ireland

6th February 2014

Trinity College, Dublin

DFI launched the report 'Access to Life: Personal Assistant Services in Ireland and Independent Living by People with Physical and Sensory Disabilities' in Trinity College on Thursday 6th February 2014.  This research looks at the situation of the Personal Assistant (PA) Services today in Ireland, particularly from the perspective of those using the service, the Leaders.  One of its main findings is that the quality of the PA service has been eroded over time. 

 

(L to R) John Dolan, CEO, DFI, Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence with responsibility for Disability,Older People, Equality & Mental Health, Maurice O'Connell, Chairperson, DFI

Picture: (L to R) John Dolan, CEO, DFI, Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence with responsibility for Disability,Older People, Equality & Mental Health, and Maurice O'Connell, Chairperson, DFI

 

The Report was launched by Minister Kathleen Lynch, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence with responsibility for Disability,Older People, Equality & Mental Health 

Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence with responsibility for Disability,Older People, Equality & Mental Health,

 

Also speaking at the launch of this report was Lillian Buchanan, researcher of the report

 

Lillian Buchanan, Researcher of report

 

The event was attended by many Leaders including Laura Leeson, one of the research participants

Laura Leeson, Leader and one of the research participants

 

The report is available online by clicking here: http://www.disability-federation.ie/index.php?uniqueID=10810 

Hard copies of the report are also available from DFI.

 

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