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Minister Finian McGrath launches HRB National Intellectual Disability Report

28 October 2016

The report shows that the vast majority of people with intellectual disability live at home with family or with carers. The improved life expectancy among adults with severe intellectual disability has placed an increased demand on full-time residential services as fewer places are becoming free over time.

NIDD Cover Competition winner, David McKenna, displays his stunning artwork with Sarah Hourigan, Dr Sarah Craig and Anne Doyle (all from the HRB)

The report includes a profile of those on the NIDD, their current service use and future service requirements.

Dr Sarah Craig, Head of National Health Information Systems at the Health Research Board commented,

'The improved life expectancy among adults with severe intellectual disability has placed an increased demand on full-time residential services as fewer places are becoming free over time. The report shows that 2,167 new full-time residential placements and 2,133 residential support services are needed, if we want to keep people living in the community’.

You can read the press release with summary information from the report at the first link below.

Download the report and accompanying infographic from the second link underneath.

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