The HSE National Service Plan 2021 has been published this week after a long delay. The Plan decides how the HSE’s money will be spent in 2021. There has been an eight per cent increase in funding for Disability, that’s €100 million extra in the HSE Service Plan 2021. You can watch a short video […]
Invitation to take part in consultation on draft State Report on the UN CRPD
Disability Federation of Ireland is undertaking a consultation on the draft State Report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). These consultations will inform their work as a member of the Disability Participation and Consultation Network, (DPC Network). This is a group of disability organisations funded by the […]
Minister for Health to ask NIAC to consider including family carers in vaccine groups being reviewed
The Minister for Health is to ask the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) to consider whether family carers could be included in one of the vaccine groups currently being reviewed. For more information, click here.
Raise A Toastie to Raise Awareness on Rare Disease Day
Raise A Toastie to Raise Awareness for those living with a rare disease in Ireland. Join RDI and help make the voices of people living with rare diseases heard. Getting involved couldn’t be easier – simply create a delicious toasted-sandwich in the comfort of your own home, with your family, or host a virtual event […]
Dept of Social Protection seeks customer feedback
Department of Social Protection seeks customer feedback The Department of Social Protection is conducting research amongst customers to gather feedback on some of the schemes it delivers, including Disability Allowance. The aim is to: have a 30-40 minute virtual discussion with participants ask questions around services the department offers obtain feedback on some of the […]
Update on vaccine rollout strategy
MDI welcomes the government’s decision to move up people with certain conditions on the vaccine rollout strategy. Your efforts to contact TDs and lobbying carried out by MDI and other patient groups have had an impact. For further details, click on this link https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/39038-provisional-vaccine-allocation-groups/
Would you like to take part in a Trinity College Dublin Research project which aims to learn more about how people who have communication impairments / experience communication difficulties think about communication? See below for more details.
Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from Adult Neurology Services
We’ve been in contact with Adult Neurology Services to get their guidance on Covid-19 and the vaccine. You can read their updated Frequently Asked Questions here.
Getting Ireland’s Adults Covid-Vaccination ready – a public lecture from the Irish Gerontological Society on Wed 17 February from 3.00 – 4.15pm. For more information, follow the link here.
MDI presents Musical Bingo via Zoom for young members (under 18’s). Friday 14th May at 6pm. Register by Friday 7th May by contacting your local Support Worker or by calling Sinead on: 086 6066104.