Task Force on Personalised Budgets

Expressions of Interest – Task Force on Personalised Budgets

Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath T.D., invites Expression of Interest from people who would like the opportunity to participate, on a voluntary basis, in the Advisory & Consultative Group which will form part of the Task Force on Personalised Budgets.

The remit of the Task Force will be to make recommendations on a personalised budgets model which will give people with disabilities more control in accessing health-funded personal social services, giving them greater independence and choice in accessing services which best meet their individual needs.

One of the key aims of the Government is to provide services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide them with greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This is a fundamental change in the way services and supports for people with disabilities are currently provided, and there is an onus on us to implement it in a way which works effectively for people with disabilities, is financially sustainable, and is accountable and transparent.

Expressions of Interest (giving details of the applicant and what they would bring to the work of the Advisory & Consultative Group) should be sent in writing either:

By post: Task Force on Personalised Budgets, Room 316, Hawkins House, Dublin 2 D02 VW90 or

By email:

Closing date for receipt of applications: 26th August

HRB report on Individualised budgeting for social care services for people with a disability: International approaches and evidence on financial sustainability

Information Note on establishment of Task Force

Press Release