Motion: Underfunding in the Western Health & Social Care Trust

Council Meeting - 2nd March 2021

“This Council recognises the underfunding in the Western Health & Social Care Trust to vulnerable adults and in particular, those with learning  disabilities.

We are aware that there were issues raised in 2016 concerning the funding  of disabled adults within the Western Trust.

There was to be a thorough independent investigation into this matter after  concerns were raised by parents. These concerns, stresses and anger still exist today and rightfully so.

We call on this Council, to write to the Health Minister, Robin Swann, as well  as Chief Executive as well as Chief Executive Dr Anne Kilgallen to acknowledge the need for a full inestigation and urging the funding to be reinstated to support those who can't make this call themselves".

Proposed by: Proposed by Councillor P Kelly and seconded by Councillor Fitzgerald