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Disability Federation of Ireland Campaign Aims to ‘Disable Inequality’ in Election 2016
Disable Inequality, a major Election campaign launched today (Wednesday 13th January), is calling on the next Government to establish a Cabinet Minister for Disability Inclusion. It is also calling for an end to the anomaly that means that people with disabilities cannot access many Government job activation schemes and the reinstatement of the €150m which has been taken out of disability health services since 2008. This is a grassroots movement election campaign that will engage the public and candidates across all 43 constituencies.
There are 600,000 people living with a disability in Ireland –that’s 13% of the population – a number that is growing as Ireland’s population ages. Two in three people know or care for an immediate family member, a friend or a neighbour living with a disability.