Supporting People with Disabilities

Support disability inclusion and increase supports for people with disabilities.

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An Ireland for all

Fianna Fáil is committed to creating a more inclusive society and to dismantling barriers across a range of sectors that prevent people with disabilities from fully participating in society. We need to ensure that people with disabilities are given equality of opportunity so they can participate in society to the best of their abilities.

Whilst we welcome the ratification of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with a disability, much more needs to be done if we are to improve living standards and opportunities for people with a disability.

Fianna Fáil’s plan to support people with disabilities

  1. Bring disability into the Department of Social Protection

    Transfer responsibility for disability policy from the Department of Justice & Equality to the Department of Social Protection, and restructure the Department to ensure that disability inclusion is a central focus of its work.

  2. Be realistic about costs

    Recognise the additional costs faced by those with a disability by increasing specific payments.

  3. Support employers

    Develop initiatives to assist employers in the private and public sector to employ people with a disability and to support people with a disability to take up and retain employment.

All Issues in Social Protection

Set Up a Basic Income Commission

A Basic Income Commission will look at the feasibility of introducing a basic income system in Ireland.

Address Child Poverty

By increasing payments and targeting supports at children.

Making Work Pay

Reform the social welfare system to address poverty and unemployment traps.

Recognising the Social Inclusion Role of CE & Tús Schemes

Rebalance CE & Tús Schemes and recognise their social inclusion as well as activation functions.

Supporting People with Disabilities

Support disability inclusion and increase supports for people with disabilities.

A Decent Standard of Living in Retirement

Increase the state pension and implement an auto-enrolment pension system.

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