I am pleased to announce that in addition to the monies secured in Budget 2020, which took the Disability Budget to over €2 billion, I have secured an extra €5M in the Service Plan to provide an extra 64 Emergency Residential Places in 2020 and also an extra 40,000 Personal Assistance hours. I have always said that I will put the person with the disability at the centre of my thinking and planning and this is further evidence of this.
I am also delighted to see that another thing that I fought for in Government, namely extra funding for Hospices, has come through. Some of this extra funding will go to St Francis Hospice in Raheny which will help them to continue their incredible and dedicated work.
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