DFI welcomes two new Members

May 12 2023, 02:20pm

New Member Spotlight

DFI is delighted to welcome two new members: The Irish Heart Foundation and Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland

The Irish Heart Foundation is the national organisation supporting and campaigning for people who have been impacted by strokes, heart and circulatory diseases. Their mission is to stop preventable deaths and disability from heart disease and stroke and to support all those living with these conditions. Delivering services to almost 8,000 people across Ireland last year, they remain Ireland’s national charity fighting stroke and heart health. 

As our newest Affiliate Member, the Irish Heart Foundation is looking forward to working with similar DFI members and the DFI team to ensure people living with invisible disabilities are finally recognised.  

You can find out more about their work on www.irishheart.ie  

Our newest Associate Member is Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland (YAP). Established in 2009, YAP has grown to become the national supplier of intensive support programmes for young people and their families in Ireland. YAP works to change the lives of children, young people and families in need of support by providing community-based, strengths focused, inclusive and flexible services empowering them to achieve their own goals.  

As providers of the YAPAbility Programme the YAP team are looking forward to becoming engaged as active DFI members, particularly regarding policy and change within the disability sector.  

You can find out more about their work at www.yapireland.ie

Commenting on the new members, Susan O'Brien, DFI's Membership Engagement Manager said, "All of the DFI team welcome both new members on board and we look forward to working closely with them."