On the 1st June 2010, a team from Jack & Jill met with Minister Mary Harney and HSE staff to discuss the findings of the Economic Report “There’s no Place like Home” and the fact that Jack & Jill receives only 19% Funding from the Government.
The Outcome of the meeting was positive with Minister Harney granting funds for an extra Jack & Jill Liaison Nurse and promising further discussions about bringing Jack & Jack up to a more realistic 50% Government funded and about providing funding for 4 to 6 year olds.
However, we would encourage Jack & Jill families and Friends to continue to lobby local politicians to this end. We need to keep the pressure on!
Keep an eye on our website for any further updates on these discussions