Budget 2016: Recovery needs ‘to take hold’ for people with disabilities
Issued on September 21 2015
Disability can happen to any one of us – at least one in 10 adults of working age have a disability. People with disabilities and their families therefore, need a form of social insurance that in the event of disability in their family, they will be provided with an adequate income and the disability support services they require. However at present our social infrastructure is not equipped to adequately respond in time when we, or someone we love, acquires a disability. The Taoiseach has told us that ‘recovery has taken hold’ in Ireland. We want to see this demonstrated for people with disabilities in Budget 2016 and in the run up to the General Election.