Proposed Referendum Article 42.B fails to enshrine a unequivocall commitment by the Government for the provision of care by the Government and attempts to pass on the provision of care to families exclusively -this Referendum is an opportunity for people with disabilities and carers to demonstrate that we have had enough of the failure of the State to provide equal support and services for people with disabilities and carers and No vote will ensure that the Government will have to take it’s responsibilities seriously .
As Businesses run out of workers they are reducing hours or closing down for days rather than examine the rich talent pool that exist within the disability community .
Committee on Autism first public meeting next Tuesday – Committee member Jennifer Carroll Mac Neill outlines the work plan
I have been a TD since 2020 and I have been deeply struck by the lack of services and the pace of delivery for children with autism , although there has been considerable progress there is clearly more to do and significantly more to do on the provision of therapeutic services .
We have 5 Minister with Disability in their Job descriptions yet this Government have decided to ignore carers and people with disabilities when awarding a COVID 19 bonus .Carers and people with disabilities abandoned by Government throughout the COVID pandemic worked 24/7 -365 days a year without a break yet this cruel Government offer them a Bank Holiday which the can’t take.
People with disabilities are to suffer yet again during this Pandemic with key specialists to continue to be re-deployed by the HSE and work on the National Vaccine Roll-Out plan as the HSE struggle to find that 1000s of staff required to meet the logistical and supply chain requirements .