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The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) will be hosting a fundraising Table Quiz in Flannery’s Hotel on Wednesday February 22 at 8pm. Organisers would really appreciate your support and all are welcome. No bookings are required, the entry fee for a table of 4 will be €40 and there will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night.
The HSE this week published the Independent Report of the Áras Attracta (McCoy) Review Group. Following the broadcast of the Prime Time programme Inside Bungalow 3 by RTE in December 2014, the HSE commissioned the McCoy Review Group to undertake an independent review of the quality of care being provided in Áras Attracta. The findings of the Review Group are presented over a series of three reports.
Disability services in County Galway are to benefit from the allocation of an additional €31 million in funding, with the majority of the funds to cover costs for complying with national residential standards and providing emergency residential places.
The Independent People with Disabilities organisation, set up in February 2012, is the only democratic, independent, grass roots, cross-disability body to represent and advocate on behalf of all people with disabilities in counties Westmeath, Longford, and Roscommon.
The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on mental health, disability and special needs and General Election candidate for Galway East Colm Keaveney has said that disability inclusion will be a priority for Fianna Fáil if elected to run the country.
Disable Inequality, a major election campaign for the disability movement, was launched recently. The campaign is calling on the next government to establish a cabinet minister for disability inclusion. It is also calling for an end to the anomaly that means that people with disabilities cannot access many Government job activation schemes and the reinstatement of the €150m which has been taken out of disability health services since 2008. This is a grassroots movement election campaign that will engage the public and candidates across all 43 constituencies.
Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed a new Government programme to increase support for children with disabilities in pre-school.
The provision of 87 new homes in Galway for elderly people and those with intellectual or physical disability will greatly benefit these individuals and their families, according to Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony.
The Irish Wheelchair Associaiton held an open day recently in the Clonbrusk Resource and Outreach Centre, Athlone.
Galway County Council has passed a motion calling on the Government to give official recognition status to Irish Sign Language.