HSE Charges

There are several types of HSE charges and that will depend on your circumstances and what service from the HSE you use. I have listed below the most common charges. Out-patient and Accident & Emergency Charges If you attend the out-patients department or A+E of a public hospital, you may be charged a standard fee […]

Domiciliary Care Allowance FAQ

What is Domiciliary Care Allowance? Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment of €309.50 per month by the Department of Social Protection to a Carer who proves that their child needs a greater degree of care in comparison to a child of a similar age. In recent times, this allowance is getting harder to get […]

Actor with Down’s Syndrome By James Leyfield

Coronation Street has cast its first ever actor with Down’s Syndrome, Liam Bairstow, to play Cathy Matthews’ nephew Alex. Producer Stuart Blackburn has revealed the 25-year-old star was discovered after the soap held a workshop for actors with disabilities, and he praised Liam’s “lovely sense of timing”. He said: “We ran a workshop for actors […]

GP Visit Card (Under 6) – By Allan

I have been working in the area of special needs since 2008 and this is the first time I felt excited about changes to legislation around health care (usually my heart sinks!). Parents who have a child with additional needs have higher and sometimes huge medical expenses.  Now there is help for children under six […]