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.
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
Also speaking at the launch of this report was Lillian Buchanan, researcher of the report
The event was attended by many Leaders including Laura Leeson, 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.