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Respite Care

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to increase respite care provision in Northern Ireland. (126958)

In 2007-08 the Government will invest an additional £11.5 million in community care services designed to help vulnerable people to live independent lives. Respite care is an important and integral component of these services and I expect to see substantial improvements in terms of access and quality.