Leitrim man describes threat of loss of Rehab services as “human right” issue

A Leitrim man claims the possibility of a reduction in care being provided for vulnerable people with disabilities due to a funding shortfall is a “human rights issue”.

Rehab announced recently that it is facing a major funding shortfall and put the HSE on notice that it can only provide specialised services for a maximum of 12 months unless €2million is provided urgently.

The notice was subsequently withdrawn and a meeting took place yesterday between the Health Minister and Rehab representatives to try and resolve funding issues.

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Declan had spent years providing for his mother before she was offered special care by Rehab in Ballinamore

He told the Joe Finnegan show that the uncertainty around the services is a scandal: