Murphy welcomes disability plan extension

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed Health Minister Michelle O’Neill’s announcement that she is to extend the Physical and Sensory Disability Strategy and Action Plan to 30th September 2017. murphy4“I am delighted the Minister has decided to extend the Physical and Sensory Disability Strategy and Action Plan by one year,” he said. “Developed through a multi-agency approach involving the Department, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB), HSC Trusts, other government departments and the voluntary and community sector, the strategy has adopted a life cycle approach to service provision and support recognising that people living with disabilities will have changing needs throughout their lives. “It also recognises that people with a disability have a range of needs – physical, emotional, psychological and social. Therefore, the strategy addresses need within the context of a person-centred planning and a life-cycle approach to health and social care services.
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September 2016“This extension of the Strategy underscores the Minister’s commitment to helping improve outcomes, services and support for those in the north of Ireland who have a physical, communication or sensory disability,” Murphy added.

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