Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Advocacy

The European Platform of Self-Advocates

The European Platform of Self-Advocates (EPSA) would like to invite you and your association to become members of the European Platform of self-Advocates. EPSA is part of Inclusion Europe and consists of organisations of self-advocates. EPSA is run by a steering group made up of four self-advocates, who are elected at the general meeting every two years. EPSA is...

Hi Everyone …

Who are we? We are the Union on the Hill Self-Advocacy Group. We are a group of self-advocates who want to make a difference for people with a disability. We have a supporter, but we are independent! What does the Group do? We meet every couple of weeks in Dublin on a Monday evening. We talk about problems in our lives. We share stories. We support each...

DEVELOPING AN ADVOCACY SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

The report Developing an advocacy service for people with disabilities is a result of the study commissioned by Comhairle in 2003, and carried out on their behalf by Goodbody Economic Consultants, to detail the necessary requirements of a comprehensive advocacy service for people with disabilities in Ireland. The report was commissioned in preparation for the awaited disabilities legislation, and...

Exploring personal rights and self-advocacy in learning disability

It is easy to acknowledge that people with learning disabilities possess personal rights that should be respected and that they should be encouraged to recognise those rights and advocate on their own behalf. However, the gap between that easy acknowledgement and operationalised rights within a self-advocacy movement has proved difficult to bridge, as is discussed in several recent journal...