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Fiona Duignan, Policy & Project Manager, Inclusion Ireland

Inclusion Ireland hosted its annual conference and AGM at the Radisson Blu, Limerick, on 10 May 2014. Over 150 delegates were in attendance and attended three workshops. The workshops were all facilitated or supported by Inclusion Ireland staff and focussed on the following topics: Self Advocacy, HSE Reform Programme which covered, Progressing Children’s Disability Services, New Directions and Congregated Settings and the final workshop was on Assisted Decision Making...

Siobhán Kane, Communications & Information Manager

Data released by the HSE shows waiting lists of over two years in some areas for therapy services such as occupational or speech and language therapy. Approximately 2090 children are waiting at least twelve months for occupational therapy...

Siobhán Kane, Communications & Information Manager

No changes to social welfare entitlements for people with a disability or carers were announced in Budget 2014. Budget 2014 was announced by Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on 15 October. In advance of the Budget, Inclusion Ireland made a strong case that people with a disability and their families have been hit hard with cuts from every government department in recent years...

Siobhán Kane Communications & Information Manager

At the end of June, the Disability Rights Coalition Ireland (DRCI) held a briefing for TDs and Senators on issues affecting school leavers. Every year young adults leaving school and training who need further supports from disability services face an anxious and stressful summer as they wait to hear what, if any, service will be available for them. The DRCI briefing aimed to shift the focus of this debate, and to educate politicians on the many issues involved...

by Siobhán Kane, Communications & Information Manager

Two reports on Disability Allowance (DA) and Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) were commissioned following plans announced in the December 2011 Budget, which included proposed cuts to DA for young adults aged 18-24, and raising the qualifying age for DA from 16 to 18. Both proposals were paused pending reviews...

by Siobhan Kane

A new training toolkit has been launched that aims to tackle workplace bullying of adults with an intellectual disability. It is aimed at employers, trainers and support staff. The project is called ‘Let me be Me’, and is funded by the European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci fund...

by Siobhan Kane, Inclusion Ireland

Inclusion Ireland was one of many not-for-profit organisations that supported a yes vote in the recent Children’s Referendum. The Referendum was passed by a majority of 58 per cent on 10 November. Paddy Connolly, Inclusion Ireland CEO spoke in support of the referendum...