Report to the Minister for Equality, Disability and Mental Health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005 in respect of data collected in 2010

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305256
Title:
Report to the Minister for Equality, Disability and Mental Health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005 in respect of data collected in 2010
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305256
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The HSE Disability Services addresses the needs of approximately 65,000 service users throughout the 4 HSE Regions. A robust legislative and policy framework underpins service provision to people with Disabilities in Ireland which reflect international perspectives. The National Disability Strategy is the overarching framework that determines the statutory obligations and consequent policy direction for disability services in Ireland and reflects Ireland’s commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The strategic direction and vision for the future of Disability services is reflected in the commitment by the Department of Health, the Office for Disability and Mental Health, the HSE, our Voluntary sector partners and a range of key stakeholders such as the Department of Education and Skills to develop and sustain services. 1. Introduction 1.1. Part 2 of the Disability Act provides a structure for the identification and delivery of individual health, education and personal social services for people with disabilities, who meet the relevant eligibility criteria set out in the Act. A key element of the Disability Act is that Section 13 requires the HSE to provide an annual report to the Minister in relation to ‘…the aggregate needs identified in assessment reports prepared including an indication of the periods of time ideally required for the provision of the services, the sequence of such provision and an estimate of the cost of such provision’. 1.2. The Disability Act provides that a person who has, or may have, a disability, or a person advocating on their behalf may apply for an assessment of the health and education needs occasioned by their disability. The Act requires the HSE to appoint Assessment Officers to carry out or arrange the carrying out of Assessments of Need. The purpose of the assessments is to identify health and education needs occasioned by the disability and the services required to address these needs, without regard to the cost or the capacity to deliver these services. 1.3. To comply with the provisions of the legislation and the accompanying regulations, the assessments must commence within three months of receipt of a completed application form and be completed within a further three months. The Act requires the Assessment Officer to issue an Assessment Report, which includes a determination of whether the individual has a disability, the nature and extent of the disability, a statement of the health and education needs and the services required to address these needs. 1.4. The HSE is also required to nominate Liaison Officers who are responsible for the preparation of Service Statements, following each assessment. In this regard, the HSE recruited Case Managers in each LHO Area and designated these Case Managers as Liaison Officers under the Act. The Service Statement outlines the services which will be delivered within available resources, when the service will be delivered, by whom and at what location. 1.5. In this way, information from Assessments of Need under the Act will inform future service planning and whatever resources are available will be targeted to address assessed needs.
Keywords:
DISABILITY; MENTAL HEALTH; OLDER PEOPLE; EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES; NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-12T11:52:13Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-12T11:52:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305256-
dc.descriptionThe HSE Disability Services addresses the needs of approximately 65,000 service users throughout the 4 HSE Regions. A robust legislative and policy framework underpins service provision to people with Disabilities in Ireland which reflect international perspectives. The National Disability Strategy is the overarching framework that determines the statutory obligations and consequent policy direction for disability services in Ireland and reflects Ireland’s commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The strategic direction and vision for the future of Disability services is reflected in the commitment by the Department of Health, the Office for Disability and Mental Health, the HSE, our Voluntary sector partners and a range of key stakeholders such as the Department of Education and Skills to develop and sustain services. 1. Introduction 1.1. Part 2 of the Disability Act provides a structure for the identification and delivery of individual health, education and personal social services for people with disabilities, who meet the relevant eligibility criteria set out in the Act. A key element of the Disability Act is that Section 13 requires the HSE to provide an annual report to the Minister in relation to ‘…the aggregate needs identified in assessment reports prepared including an indication of the periods of time ideally required for the provision of the services, the sequence of such provision and an estimate of the cost of such provision’. 1.2. The Disability Act provides that a person who has, or may have, a disability, or a person advocating on their behalf may apply for an assessment of the health and education needs occasioned by their disability. The Act requires the HSE to appoint Assessment Officers to carry out or arrange the carrying out of Assessments of Need. The purpose of the assessments is to identify health and education needs occasioned by the disability and the services required to address these needs, without regard to the cost or the capacity to deliver these services. 1.3. To comply with the provisions of the legislation and the accompanying regulations, the assessments must commence within three months of receipt of a completed application form and be completed within a further three months. The Act requires the Assessment Officer to issue an Assessment Report, which includes a determination of whether the individual has a disability, the nature and extent of the disability, a statement of the health and education needs and the services required to address these needs. 1.4. The HSE is also required to nominate Liaison Officers who are responsible for the preparation of Service Statements, following each assessment. In this regard, the HSE recruited Case Managers in each LHO Area and designated these Case Managers as Liaison Officers under the Act. The Service Statement outlines the services which will be delivered within available resources, when the service will be delivered, by whom and at what location. 1.5. In this way, information from Assessments of Need under the Act will inform future service planning and whatever resources are available will be targeted to address assessed needs.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectEQUAL OPPORTUNITIESen_GB
dc.subjectNEEDS ASSESSMENTen_GB
dc.titleReport to the Minister for Equality, Disability and Mental Health as provided for under section 13 of the Disability Act 2005 in respect of data collected in 2010en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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