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Prioritising Disability Inclusion

Sinn Féin has a vision for society in which all citizens can participate fully in life without being left behind. We will further the rights of people with disabilities, not diminish them.

List of measures below:

  • Increase disability allowance by €20 a week.
  • Award a an automatic medical card to every child in receipt of the Domiciliary Care Allowance and introduce a secure medical card for adults with disabilities.
  • Expand the Personal Assistant Service (PA) service by increasing PA hours by an additional 500,0000 hours each year for three years.
  • Increase respite care services by 20%
  • Increase the budget allocation to disability services by €125.7 million.
  • Provide additional places for people with disabilities on the Employability Service to allow an additional 1000 people with disabilities and 500 Momentum places for young recipients of Disability Allowance.
  • Increase resource teaching hours for children by 15% and provide 1,450 additional SNA’s to facilitate greater access for children with special needs.
  • Introduce a major infrastructure programme to make all public transport services fully wheelchair accessible, investing a total of €187 million.
  • Charge an Taoiseach with responsibility for Disability Inclusion ensuring a named spokesperson will sit at the Cabinet table and is party to all decisions affecting people with disabilities.
  • Establish a Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Inclusion.

An audio version of our Prioritising Disability Inclusion document below.

A PDF Booklet format of the document below.