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Sinn Féin host “A Journey to Inclusion” disability event at Stormont.

17 November, 2008 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Mid Ulster MLA and Deputy Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, Michele O'Neill today hosted "A Journey to Inclusion", an event to highlight the lack of provision for disabled people in everyday life.

Speaking at the event Ms O'Neill said:

"This event was organised in conjunction with Willowbank, a group established to address the lack of provision for disabled people in the Dungannon area and was attended by a wide range of groups.

"Today we heard an array of perspectives from people with disabilities and the hardship they face each and every day due to lack of provision for them and their families. I heard of how many even thought they would never be standing in Stormont speaking of their experience. I was delighted to be able to provide that opportunity and open up these institutions for them.

"It was very evident at the event that there must be more done to both highlight and address the barriers to inclusion facing people with disabilities. Sinn Fein will continue to work to increase levels of accessibility to all sections of everyday life whether in the housing sector, employment, education or any other arena."

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