My podcast with Joe Duffy (From the 14th minute).
Let’s hope Joe can help!! I was just on his show!!!!!!!!!!
Just raised the issue about how disappointing it is; despite being four years since I was placed in my current accommodation upon my discharge from the NRH after enduring a spinal cord injury, I am still living in a congregated setting. Despite seeking help from councillors, TD’s, the national advocacy service, the HSE confidential recipient, independent living agencys and making a formal complaint through the outlined HSE process, unfortunately to date the HSE and social housing have failed to secure alternative accommodation and services for me.
The myriad initiatives designed to lift people out of isolation and segregation are failing the people and not allowing them free choice to integrate adequately in to communities.
Set backs like this can really test someones faith in those who she should be able to depend on for support. This is incredibly disheartening to fight for something that so many of us take for granted!