Minister praises contribution by Children in Need
March 6, 2013Sinn Fein MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has praised the important contribution Children in Need make to children and young people with a disability.
Speaking at an event organised by Children in Need earlier today the West Belfast MLA said:
"I want to commend those involved in the Children in Need organisation for the work they do with children and young people with disabilities.
“Today I heard at first hand the barriers and difficulties children with a disability face including support through transition, access to transport, sport and leisure facilities and bullying.
“There is a clear opportunity through the Disability Strategy for a joined-up approach to service delivery and dealing with the issues that affect those with a disability.
“No ones life chances should be limited or constrained due to their disability and programmes such as Fun & Friendship, which improve social inclusion, should be supported.
“The Disability Strategy needs to develop actions, which will drive meaningful change in the lives of people who have a disability."