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Health services for people with disabilities

Health services for people with disabilities
A general introduction to the services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE) for people with disabilities.

Assessment of need for people with disabilities
The Disability Act 2005 provides for, among other things, the assessment of need of people with disabilities. Find out how the assessment is carried out.

Day centres and day care
Day centres and day care centres in Ireland provide a range of social and rehabilitative services for older people and people with disabilities.

Respite care
Respite care provides alternative family or institutional care to someone who needs care, so that their carer can take a short break, a holiday or a rest.

Regulation of residential services for people with disabilities
Residential services for people with disabilities are required to meet certain standards. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is responsible for their registration and inspection.

Long-Stay Contributions for Residential Support Services
If your accommodation or your daily living costs are provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE), or on behalf of the HSE, you may have to pay a Long-Stay Contribution towards these maintenance and accommodation costs.

Rehabilitation and training services for people with disabilities
There are various rehabilitation, training and employment services for people with disabilities. Find out more.

National Physical and Sensory Disability Database
Ireland's national Physical and Sensory Disability Database contains information on the specialised health and personal social service needs of people in Ireland with a physical or sensory disability.

National Intellectual Disability Database
The National Intellectual Disability Database is used to monitor and plan services for people with intellectual disabilities.

Blind Welfare Allowance
A means tested supplementary payment made to certain people who are blind or visually impaired.

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If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.