‘Community Living for All’A Conference on the Future Role of the European Union Structural funds to Advance Community Living for Older People and People with Disabilities’.
The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at National University of Ireland, Galway is pleased to inform you of a forthcoming conference which we at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy are holding on the 3rd of May 2013.
It will be ‘an event in association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU which is appropriate given that a stated priority of Ireland’s EU Presidency will be to finalise agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) that will determine the European Union budget from 2014-2020 and therefore cohesion funding.
The event is jointly directed by Senator Katherine Zappone, member of the Senate of Ireland and the Centre for Disability Law & Policy directed by Professor Gerard Quinn.
The conference is open to all interested in the development of positive European Union social policy in the fields of ageing and disability.
The speakers are drawn from a variety of European Union level institutions and others including the European Commission, the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions, the United States Federal Administration for Community Living. European level civil society groups will be represented by the European Disability Forum and Age Platform Europe. The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (European Region) will also be represented. The growing role of European philanthropy in achieving community living will be represented by the European Foundation Centre.
The conference will be opened by the Irish Minister for Older People, People with Disabilities, Mental Health and Equality – Kathleen Lynch, T.D.
Please click on this link http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=215 for more details and to register for this conference.
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Taking place in Fr Kitt Court, Crumlin.
Guest speaker this month: Bernie Nyhan, Disability Manager, HSE, Old COunty Road.
Also this month we will be discussing recent developments within DMAP… We are now actively looking for new pro-active committee members!
If you would like more information about DMAP, our drop in facility, or the work we do to make Dublin 12 a more inclusive and accessible place please contact us on the details provided.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Getting Ready to Ratify
Date: Friday 17th May 2013
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Venue: Jury’s Inn, Custom House Quay, Custom House, Dublin 1
A Conference hosted jointly by Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the Centre for Disability Law & Policy, at the National University of Ireland, Galway on preparing for Ireland’s forthcoming ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Professor Theresia Degener, a member of the UN committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be attending as key note speaker to the conference.
The Convention has already had an impact in reminding us of the need to uphold the rights of people with disabilities. It establishes government priorities, as well as supporting practice and implementation issues. Even before Ireland has ratified, there are many steps people with disabilities, families, and organisations can take to make sure that we know what is needed to implement the Convention. We can learn from other countries, including those who have ratified, and those who are preparing to ratify, about the changes required. If the Convention is to be taken seriously, we must understand what it requires, and hold our government and other stakeholders accountable to implement the promises the Convention contains.
Who Should Attend the Conference?
ü People with disabilities, family members and friends.
ü Voluntary Disability Organisations.
ü Wider Community and Voluntary sector Organisations.
ü HSE Government Departments, Local Authorities.
Registration Deadline and Fee
• Closing date for Registration: Friday 3rd of May
• Conference Fee: €25 per delegate
• Registration Process: click here for registration online
• Concessions are available; contact Cathy McGrath on 086 384 7440 /email@example.com.
Full conference information: www.disability-federation.ie
Women with Disabilities demand Dignity
& Equality on International Women’s day
There are over a billion people with disabilities on the planet. Approximately half of them are women with disabilities. We are grandmothers, mothers, partners, lovers and sisters. We are seldom seen in many aspects of our communities. We as women with disabilities are by and large an invisible group in society. Our invisibility is partly due to the multiple forms of discrimination and the intersectionality of disability and gender.
As women with disabilities we feel it’s important that we come together to celebrate International Women’s Day through music, poetry readings and a good ould music session. We will have a brief discussion on Women with Disabilities in the Arts
We as women with disabilities want to make this an annual event to come together and celebrate us!
If you know a woman with a disability let her know this is happening.
We invite supporters & friends to help us celebrate International Women’s day
RSVP by Thursday the 7th March 5pm
When: Friday 8th March 2013
Where: 21 Hill Street, Dublin 1 (just off North Great Georges St)
Time: 6pm to 9pm
More information? Phone or Text Mary T Cahill 083-3005571
Event notice (Friday 22nd February)– Families discuss how to get greater choice and control in how €1.5 billion is spent on disability services What: Seminar with families of people with disabilitiesTopic: How disability services can be changed to suit the needs of the person using the service, and their familiesWhen: Friday 22nd February, 10am-4pmWhere: Mullingar €1.5 billion is spent annually on providing people with disabilities with support services, but people with disabilities and their families have for a long time been voicing frustration that they have little say in how this funding is spent, and have no choice or control over what services they receive. Many countries have started to make changes in how services are provided, to reflect a system that is more ‘person-centred’ and focussed on the individual. Irish Government policy documents have endorsed this vision, including the 2012 Value for Money and Policy Review of Disability Services. The move away from the traditional model of service delivery towards a more individualised system is a massive shift in how the State provides support to people with disabilities. People with a disability and their families are hungry for more information, and Friday’s event (22nd February), will hear stories of individuals in Ireland who have worked hard to create a support system that reflects their needs.Inclusion Ireland in conjunction with Leap, are holding a one day event for families of people with disabilities, hosted by Caroline Tomilson. Caroline founded an organisation called ‘In Control’ in England, following on from her difficulties of finding the right fit for her son in the English system of service provision. The aim of In Control is to create a fairer society where everyone needing additional support has the right, responsibility and freedom to control that support.The event will be run from 10am to 4pm in the Mullingar Park Hotel. For more information contact: Siobhán Kane, Inclusion Ireland, 086 8373394