International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Highlighting the Cost of Disability

October 14 2022, 10:07am

Mark Mitchell

Did you know that today, Monday 17th October, is International Day of Poverty Eradication?

The day is a great opportunity for all of us to highlight the extra cost of disability, and the pressure that the cost of living crisis is putting on people with disabilities. 

To mark the day, we are releasing a short video which outlines the extra cost of disability, featuring disabled advocates from CRC and MS Ireland.

 We are very grateful to self-advocates Mark Mitchell and Catherine Cooper for taking the time to share their stories. We are also grateful to DFI Members MS Ireland and the CRC for partnering with us on the video. The DFI's Fleachta Phelan also features in the video which you watch here.

You can use these hashtags to highlight the day: #EndPersistentPoverty  #17OctIRL #CostOfDisability

This video was made possible with the support of the Department of Social Protection.