DSI’s Pre-Budget Submission 2022

Ireland has one of the lowest rates of employment and highest rates of poverty for people with disabilities in the EU.

We call on this Government to commit to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families.

DSI has marked its 50-year anniversary in 2021 with a new campaign called The UpSide which highlights what needs to change so people with Down syndrome are treated equally in Ireland. The campaign is about four important parts of life: health, education, employment, and life in the community.

The campaign includes a list of #21Demands for this Government to bring about real change in achieving disability rights in this country. These demands include calls for full implementation of already adopted legislation and policies, as well the need for urgent updating of long-standing laws which are out of date, irrelevant, and unfit for purpose.

Some of these are referenced in our 2022 Pre-Budget Submission.

The Upside Report and our #21Demands can be found on TheUpSide.ie

Here is our Pre-Budget Submission 2022.

A brighter future needs action now.