Disability Joint Statement Budget 2015
Issued on October 8 2014
At each consecutive budget since 2008, this government have undermined their own promise to “forge a new Ireland that is built on fairness and equal citizenship”. The range of health and social supports available to people to maintain their independence, dignity and well-being has been depleted to such an extent that the entire social infrastructure is in danger of collapse. In light of this governments track record, and in particular their recent decisions to cut the SSNO funding to 26 disability organisations and the withdrawal of the Discretionary Medical Cards, we say to this Government on behalf of people with disabilities, mental ill-health and families “Don’t Leave us Behind” and improve these vital services and supports.