Agreement reached to fund RehabCare services following talks with Health Minister, Simon Harris and Disability Minister, Finian McGrath
Rehab to continue to provide vital services to 3,000 adults and children with disabilities across 147 services in 26 counties
Rehab Group and its Board of Directors has confirmed that an agreement was reached this evening at a meeting with Health Minister, Simon Harris and Disability Minister Finian McGrath which means RehabCare can continue to provide services to the 3000 people who need them.
Today’s agreement secures an additional €2million this year to fund RehabCare’s services. Rehab Group and its Board are deeply relieved that these critical care services for more than 3,000 people throughout 117 locations can now continue to be provided.
Without RehabCare, the future of life-changing supports would be at risk. This includes vital respite and residential services for 186 children, many with high-support needs. It includes day services for more than 1,600 adults along with supported accommodation services which allows hundreds of people to live independently in their communities, some after leaving decades of institutional care.
Rehab Group CEO, Mo Flynn said “We welcome the fact that we have reached a resolution today and that we can now continue to provide these vital services to the people who rely on them. The news will come as an enormous relief to the people in our services, their families and our dedicated staff who have worked so hard to campaign for the continuation of their services.”