DFI Pre-Budget Submission 2017 - Make or Break
Issued on August 17 2016
Every family is affected at some point and when they are, they are met with totally inadequate social services and supports. That is why DFI fought and won commitments to improve the lives of those with disabilities in election 2016. Budget 2017 is make or break time for these good intentions.
Ireland is now the last country in Europe to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Budget 2017 must provide the necessary funding to implement the UN CRPD and bring to an end the long wait for real equality in Irish society.