Access to life: Personal assistant services in Ireland and independent living by people with physical and sensory disabilities

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316369
Title:
Access to life: Personal assistant services in Ireland and independent living by people with physical and sensory disabilities
Authors:
Buchanan, Lillian
Citation:
Buchanan L. Access to life: Personal assistant services in Ireland and independent living by people with physical and sensory disabilities. Dublin: Disability Federation of Ireland; 2014 Feb 68 p
Publisher:
Disability Federation of Ireland
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316369
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The report looks at Ireland’s Personal Assistant (PA) service, a service for people with significant physical and sensory disabilities that is mainly funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The study aimed to explore the meaning of the ‘PA service’ today, its key positive features, and the ways in which these features could be protected and strengthened. The research involved a review of policy documents as well as interviews with a range of stakeholders to gain their perspectives on the evolution of the service. The core work consisted of one-to-one interviews with thirty people using a PA service. These individuals were of different ages, lived in different parts of the country and had different types and degrees of disability. The interviews focussed on each person’s experience using the service to pursue a full and active life.
Keywords:
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY; SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBuchanan, Lillianen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-01T09:15:47Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-01T09:15:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.citationBuchanan L. Access to life: Personal assistant services in Ireland and independent living by people with physical and sensory disabilities. Dublin: Disability Federation of Ireland; 2014 Feb 68 pen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316369-
dc.descriptionThe report looks at Ireland’s Personal Assistant (PA) service, a service for people with significant physical and sensory disabilities that is mainly funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The study aimed to explore the meaning of the ‘PA service’ today, its key positive features, and the ways in which these features could be protected and strengthened. The research involved a review of policy documents as well as interviews with a range of stakeholders to gain their perspectives on the evolution of the service. The core work consisted of one-to-one interviews with thirty people using a PA service. These individuals were of different ages, lived in different parts of the country and had different types and degrees of disability. The interviews focussed on each person’s experience using the service to pursue a full and active life.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDisability Federation of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectPEOPLE WITH DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.titleAccess to life: Personal assistant services in Ireland and independent living by people with physical and sensory disabilitiesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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