The HSE, in partnership with the Brothers of Charity, are holding information sessions in the South Tipperary on “Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People” – the national strategy for the organisation of such services.
The aim of the sessions, two planned for Clonmel and another two in Cashel, is to inform the public about the development of children’s therapeutic services in the South Tipperary area.
Outlining the background to the information sessions, to which all are welcome, Ms. Róisín Egan (Project Manager for “Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People” for the HSE’s Community Health Organisation serving the South East) said: “Disability services for children are organised and delivered very differently across the country because of the way they have been developed over many years.
The national programme, called ‘Progressing Disability Services for Children & Young People’, aims to achieve a national, unified approach to delivering disability services. This will ensure, clear pathways and equity in accessing therapeutic services for all children regardless of where they live, what school they go to or the nature of their disability or delay.”
“In South Tipperary, we are working towards re-organising children’s therapeutic services to make it equitable and consistent for all, in line with the national programme. All are welcome to the information sessions to hear about how services are being developed in line with 'Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People'”, added Ms Egan.
The information sessions in Cashel will take place at the Spafield Resource Centre on Monday 19th September from 7.30pm to 9pm and on Wednesday 21st September from 10.30am to 12pm.
The information sessions in Clonmel will take place in the Community Resource Centre, Kickham St. on Monday 19th September from 10.30am to 12pm and on Wednesday 21st September from 7.30pm to 9pm.