Inclusion Ireland addresses the UN on the rights of people with a Disability

Inclusion Ireland addresses the UN on the rights of people with a Disability

Monday 14th July 2014

 

On Monday, Inclusion Ireland addressed the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on the rights of people with an intellectual disability.

 

Jim Winters raised the concerns that Inclusion Ireland have around the enactment of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 and that any law introduced in this area should be compatible with Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

 

Update on day service supports for young adults leaving school and rehabilitative training

 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The HSE has confirmed to Inclusion Ireland that the day service needs of young adults leaving school and completing their rehabilitative training this year will be met. The HSE has been working to avoid the situation in previous years when some young people were left waiting in limbo during the summer months.  From September, approximately  1,300 young adults with a disability will receive some form of day support from the HSE or HSE-funded service provider.

Have your say - public consultation on criteria for medical cards.

The HSE has established an expert panel to examine the range of medical conditions that should be considered for inclusion in the policy framework. The panel will identify a range of medical conditions, in priority order, that would benefit most from medical card eligibility. 

The focus of the expert panel is on chronic, life-long and life-limiting conditions. The HSE is now inviting submissions from the public, patient representative groups and professional bodies, to inform the work of the expert panel.  The closing date is Monday, 30 June 30 2014.

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