Minister praises contribution by Children in Need
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."