National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021
On July 14th 2017, Minister of State for Disability Finian Mc Grath launched a new National Disability Inclusion Strategy to span 2017 to 2021.
The Strategy will take a whole of Government approach to improving the lives of people with disabilities 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
The Strategy was prepared on foot of a comprehensive consultation process that took place during 2016 and was completed early in 2017. The purpose of this process was to identify and agree specific actions and timescales for delivery under the themes set out above. Implementation of the Strategy will be overseen by a Steering Group, with representatives of relevant Departments and agencies and of disability stakeholders. The Group is chaired by the Minister of State.
The National Disability Strategy Steering Group will publish an annual report on progress made in each year of the Strategy and will meet on 24 July to review progress and agree a workplan for achieving the agreed targets for 2017.
Information regarding the new strategy can be had by clicking on the following links.