Friday, November 24, 2017

Community

Establishing meaningful and fulfilling friendship schemes for adults with intellectual disability

‘The greatest gift of life is friendship’, said former Vice President of the United States, Hubert H. Humphrey. This is true for all of us, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or ability. However, research has shown that in comparison to the general population, adults with intellectual disabilities ...

Taking Action To Advocate For Inclusion

My name is Mei Lin Yap and I am a young woman with an intellectual disability. I have teamed up with a fellow Trinity graduate, Margaret Turley, to start a Society in Trinity College Dublin. I met Margaret on a lecturing project in Trinity College in which we were both involved.

Ratify the UNCRPD Now! – the campaign takes to the streets

Joann O'Riordan
Disability rights activist Joanne O'Riordan, with representatives of more than 100 disability organisations nationwide, led a public demonstration in Dublin on Thursday, March 30th 2017, seeking to highlight the 10-year anniversary of Ireland's failure to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

Re-location, re-shuffle, re-institutionalisation?

National housing policy for people with disabilities promotes the move from large residential settings to community-based living (with four people the recommended maximum number sharing the same residence).

Making Decisions and Independent Living

Before you leave the house every day, you have already made numerous decisions. You have chosen when to get up, you have chosen whether or not to brush your teeth, you’ve chosen what to wear, and you’ve chosen what to eat for breakfast. Without realising, you have made a significant amount of decisions.

Home Sharing in Intellectual Disability Services in Ireland

Home Sharing in intellectual disability services has existed in Ireland for the last thirty years as an alternative option to the traditional residential and respite care models of support offered to people with intellectual disability and their families. The last ten years has seen further developments in Home Sharing...

Local supports in the ordinary places of rural communities

Dolan Family
It's not often that in life you get a chance to be involved in something that really captures your interest and your enthusiasm. Social Farming has for me, as it has for Miriam, Ben (14), Saoirse (12), James (11) and the rest of my wider family.

Homesharing Schemes – Muiríosa Foundation

The Muiríosa Foundation provides both respite and long-term support though the Share a Break and Room to Share schemes. The Share a Break scheme has been developing over the past 30 years.

Holidays & Leisure – Kevin goes to West Ham

I have been a part of WALK since 2002. Sport is a huge part of my life, particularly football. I enjoy watching football – both through going to games or watching on TV- and talking about the highs and lows the next morning with friends in work. I live in Inchicore in Dublin and regularly take trips on the LUAS to Tallaght to watch Shamrock Rovers, but my club is West Ham United.

Love Not Hate

love not hate
Recently, Inclusion Ireland signed up as a supporter to the Love Not Hate Campaign. What exactly is the Love Not Hate Campaign? Why should it be supported by people with disabilities and disability advocacy and human rights organisations? Why do we need the campaign in Ireland and what does it propose?