Access to Life: Personal Assistant Services in Ireland and Independent Living by People with Physical and Sensory Disabilities : Full Report
Issued on February 24 2014
As a post-retirement project on leaving employment at the Disability Federation of Ireland, it was agreed that I undertake this research.
I am grateful to senior staff members from a range of service provider organisations for sharing their perspectives on the Personal Assistant (PA) service, and in many cases introducing me to people using PA services. Thank you also to the educators, advocates, research and policy professionals who discussed the issues with me. Most importantly, I would like to thank in particular, the people with disabilities who agreed to participate and who gave so willingly of their time and their experiences to this research.