DFI Guide to Government Policy on Disability
Since DFI was invited by Government to represent the disability interest in social partnership, the organisation has played a key role in moving the issue of disability to the centre of Ireland's social policy agenda. To this end, DFI develop this Guide to Government Policy on Disability for Voluntary Disability Organisations.
The primary aim of this guide is to facilitate an understanding of the new direction brought about by a number of policy developments in relation to disability. The most notable of these are the National Disability Strategy, its reflection in the social partnership agreement, Towards 2016, and Government commitments contained in the Programme for Government (2007) and Renewed Programme for Government (2009). These developments will impaxt on the work of voluntary disability organisations and on people with disabilities.
It is intended that this guide will assist stakeholders to understand the changed in Government policy. The guide will also support voluntary disability organisations in their work to achieve full inclusion for people with disabilities.
It is important to note that the information contained in the the 'Guide to Government Policy on Disability for Voluntary Disability Organisations' is not the final word. The guide is part of an ongoing process of information and explanation in relation to disability policy in Ireland, which will be updated regulatly on this website.
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This publication was funded with assistance from the Department of Social Protection.
Contents Foreword Introduction A Vision for the Future – Changing the Lives of People with Disabilities Understanding Commitments to People With Disabilities Disability Policy...