About this section
This page provides information and updates on current disability policy in Ireland.
We are campaigning for all public information to be written in plain English and accessible to all.
Here are explanations for frequently used jargon and acronyms (HSE = Health Service Executive, for example)
Information and Fact Sheets
1. Law and Policy - What you need to know
A summary of disability law and policy.
2. Assisted Decision-Making
An introduction to the new assisted decision making legislation and information about capacity, informal decision making and decision making supports under the planned legislation.
3. Progressing Disability Services for Children
4. Congregated Settings
A congregated setting is where 10 or more people with a disability are housed in a single living unit or placed in accommodation that is campus or institution based.
5. New Directions
The HSE wants to ensure that all day services for persons with a disability are run in line with the principles of New Directions.
What is New Directions and what do phrases such as “day-service”, “person–centred” and “community inclusion” mean?