Delivery of National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017–2022
The new National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 was launched by the Government in July 2017. In it, the Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath states it is a “whole of Government approach to improving the lives of people with disabilities” – including people with Down syndrome – “both in a practical sense and also in creating the best possible opportunities for people with disabilities to fulfil their potential”.
The Strategy comprises the following eight themes:
- Equality and Choice
- Joined up policies and public services
- Health and Wellbeing
- Person centered disability services
- Living in the Community; and
- Transport and access to places
We are committed as always to improving the quality of life of people with Down syndrome and promoting respect and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of our society.
We will continue to lobby the Government and ensure that the needs of people with Down syndrome are addressed and our voices are heard.
We will actively monitor the implementation of the strategy and will keep you informed of any updates.