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Section 3: What services will be provided by the Fund? First Update From the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund(RISF) September 2013

What services are covered? 

The legislation allows us to help with education, health and housing 

assistance and it sets out what can be covered in each area.   It is up to 

RISF Board to set more detailed criteria and other issues such as the 

application process, how many applications can be made by each 

survivor and whether there are limits to the amount of help that one 

person can receive.   


What health services can be covered? 

Care and treatment for mental and physical ill health including:  


        GP, medical, and surgical treatment 

        Hospital treatment 

        Pharmacy services including drugs and medical or surgical 

         appliances and aids Home help and other services to help people 

         remain in their own homes  

        Treatment for teeth, eyes and ears including hearing aids and other 


        Chiropody, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy.  

        Counseling and psychological support services.  


What is covered in housing assistance? 

Housing assistance covers improvements and adaptation to houses.  

Help with rent, mortgage or purchase of properties is not covered.   


What’s covered in education?   

Education courses and other activities that will help personal, social and 

educational development and the improvement of general well being.

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