Dear friends, please see details of a Public Meeting with elected representatives. All are welcome.
Speak Up & Be Heard
Invitation to a Public Q &A Meeting for People with Disabilities & their Families with your Public Representatives
Where: Arklow Bay Hotel
When: Monday 15thApril
Chaired by Declan Meehan, East Coast FM
This is a rare opportunity for people with disabilities and their families in County Wicklow to raise issues in person with your Local TDs and hear their position on issues such as supports for people with disabilities in health, education, welfare and other areas of concern.
“We already carry our fair share of the burden”
Recent reductions in the Housing Adaptation Grant
Scrapping of the Mobility Allowance
Embargoes on healthcare staff and reductions in Home & Personal Support
Waiting lists for therapies such as Speech & Language and OT
Difficulties getting special educational support & appropriate educational places at second level.
Difficulties in applications and appeals for Domiciliary Care Allowance, Carers Allowance & Disability Allowance
Waiting times for equipment such as wheelchairs, walking aids & orthotics
For more information contact Miriam Murphy, Arklow Disability Action Group on 087 7571040 or Lorraine Dempsey, Wicklow Parent Liaison Special Needs Parents Association 087 7741917