Disability Federation of Ireland (DF)I have analysed how Budget 2022 will impact on people with disabilities, their families and disability organisations. While there are some welcome measures, the Budget does not do enough to deliver on the Department of Health’s Disability Capacity Review. It also failed to recognise the significant extra cost of disability faced […]
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The Government has estimated €350-€600 million would be needed from Budget 2022 to address unmet need in disability services. Today’s Budget shows they are ignoring their own advice, which is baffling to the Disability Federation of Ireland, DFI. “As it stands, disability services funding is only slightly increased beyond last year’s Budget level. The Government’s […]
Don’t miss today’s deadline for booking free remote art-based programme for teenagers living with long-term health conditions. Helium Arts will use on and offline activities, together we will explore the theme of ‘Fiction Through Image’ through a range of visual arts activities including; photography, collage, illustration, mapping, color, bricolage, and animation. For teens with long-term […]
Join the Neurological Alliance of Ireland at their online event from 10am on Monday 4th October as they launch their #PatientsDeserveBetter campaign for more specialist nurses across neurology services. Nurse specialists play a crucial role in supporting people with neurological conditions. Increasing the number of neurology nurses will ensure that people with neurological conditions have improved […]
We are kindly asking all people who haven’t yet paid their MDI membership fee to please do so by 26 September 2021. For more information, click here.
The National Transport Authority aims to improve Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV – Taxi, Hackney and limousine) services for all, but particularly for people with disabilities who are using or might use this door-to-door transport service. They are currently seeking your experiences, opinions and advice on the demand for and accessibility levels of taxi, hackney and limousine […]
For more information on Parent Project MD’s 2021 virtual annual conference, click here here.
We are inviting MDI members to let us know what you think of the Draft Initial State Report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. As a member organisation, MDI will feed into Disability Federation of Ireland’s (DFI) submission on the Draft Report. We want to include your views and experiences. In […]
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.
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.