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Minister praises contribution by Children in Need

6 March, 2013 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn 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."

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