Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Western Trust underspend must be redressed - Archibald

28 June, 2016


Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said that people living with learning disabilities and their families have been let down over many years by the Western Trust.

Speaking during an Assembly debate on the issue the East Derry MLA said:

“Those living with learning disabilities and their families have been let down over many years.

"This underspend has resulted in a lack of services to support for those with learning disabilities and their carers.

“We now need to listen to what advocacy and support groups and others are telling us about the type of care and support services that are needed, and to work to deliver on those.

“This underspend must be redressed with investment.

“Families need to know that support is there for them and their loved ones as they get older, and young people who are currently struggling to cope with learning disabilities need to have hope they will have support into the future." ENDS/CRÍOCH

Connect with Sinn Féin