Budget 2024

DFI Budget 2024 Graphic DFI's Pre-Budget Submission 2024: Time for Action - Invest in People with Disabilities

FrontPage_Graphic_JPEGThe Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), is calling on the government to close the gap and to invest in people with disabilities in Budget 2024.

In their Pre-Budget Submission, published today, Thursday 29 June, DFI outlines the high levels of poverty and exclusion that people with disabilities continue to live with. This is despite the growth of the domestic economy and strong finances.

DFI is calling for a range of interwoven measures in Budget 2024 to ensure disabled people have an equal opportunity to live independently in the community, with choices equal to others. This includes appropriate housing, adequate income and individualised social care supports with access to timely integrated healthcare.

DFI is also calling on the government to take action on the crisis affecting the very services that disabled people avail of. These services are under threat and funding is needed to ensure their sustainability, to increase pay by 15%, and to re-instate the link to public sector pay for disability organisations.

DFI also calls for a fully clear Budget Day announcement so disabled people can understand the implications of the budget for them - particularly in the areas of health and housing.

One month to Budget 2024, DFI calls on Government to invest in people with disabilities 

Click here for our Press Release 

Click here for DFI's Pre-Budget Submission 2024

Click here for the DFI's Pre-Budget Submission 2024 long version 

Click here for a Word Version of our Pre-Budget Submission 2024 long version 

Click here for The DFI Podcast episode which focuses on our Pre-Budget Submission 

DFI's Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Social Protection 

DFI Pre-Budget Submission to DSP

Budget 2024: Disability poverty increasing while the economy grows – Action needed 

Read our Pre-Budget Submission 2024 to the Department of Social Protection click here

Pre-Budget Submissions from DFI Member Organisations: 

Join Pre-Budget Submissions with DFI and other groups/orgs 

Other relevant Pre-Budget Submissions