REPORT- Evaluation of personalised support and accommodation in disability and mental health services

Download here Context Internationally, increased attention is focused on the provision of personalised supports to people with disabilities and enduring illness. Personalised or individualised supports are those which address the unique needs of the individual focusing on their strengths and abilities, which are chosen by the person and which are delivered in the community fostering…

How personal budgets are working in Ireland – A Research Brief

Title How personal budgets are working in Ireland: Evaluating the implementation of four individualised funding initiatives for people with a disability in Ireland. Research team Prepared by Pádraic Fleming, Mental Health and Social Research Unit, Maynooth University Department of Psychology. Download report here. This report presents an evaluation of the implementation of personalised budgets in…

Launch of Expressions of Interest to join Ireland’s Disability Participation and Consultation Network

Press Release from Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth  (Published on 6 November 2020) An easy to read version of this press release is available here. Watch Minister Rabbitte’s launch video here. Ireland has signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Ireland now has to…

The Joint Committee on Disability Matters invites submissions to hear about their lived experience

The Joint Committee on Disability Matters invites written submissions from interested groups or individuals to hear about the lived experience of people with disabilities on the issues that affect them and their families and/or carers. These submissions will assist the Committee in what they need to focus on in their role as a Committee and their…

Strong personal relationships, connections & networks give us a sense of belonging & safety

Strong personal relationships, connections and networks give us a sense of belonging and safety & Social Role Valorization (SRV). Positive relationships are key to living a good life. We all stand to gain when all members of our communities: contribute in meaningful ways make positive connections with others have opportunities to support each other. In…

Building and Belonging – Resource for Manifesto Point 3

Manifesto Point 3: Our lives are better when we focus on each other’s strengths, abilities, interests and gifts. Introducing a Booklet from the Community Resource Unit Ltd: BUILDING BELONGING IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY: Finding Roles that Help Students Participate and Contribute Download the Resource here. This booklet has been designed for families and teachers of…

Important decision by the European Parliament on the rights of people with disabilities – ETR

Press Release by Inclusion Europe On July 8th, the European Parliament approved a decision in defence of rights of people with intellectual disabilities in times of COVID-19 crisis. This decision is based on a petition from Inclusion Europe. The petition calls for measures that protect people with intellectual disabilities during and after the COVID-19 emergency.…