THE Cheeverstown Self-Advocacy Committee met with Minister for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte, in County Hall, Tallaght, on Tuesday afternoon. The committee is composed of service users of Cheeverstown, and the meeting gave them the opportunity to share their experiences and raise issues with the minister. The committee members who attended were chairperson Joe Feehily, and Eddie Kelly, Patricia Hallahan, John McDermot, Elaine Doran and Emily Healy. https://www.echo.ie/cheeverstown-service-users-share-experiences-with-minister/
The National Federation has welcomed the Cost of Disability payment introduced in Budget 2023 but expressed significant concern around the limited funding made available to provide new service and support developments for people with disabilities - which have been identified as being urgently needed under the Government’s Disability Capacity Review.