The National Platform of Self Advocates is a national organisation run by people with intellectual disabilities for people with intellectual disabilities. It is the only Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO) for people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland. The organisation was set up to make sure that the voices of people with intellectual disabilities are heard.
Letters of Support for the National Platform of Self Advocates
We have received a lot of support since we published our press release highlighting our closure if core funding is not found. Here are some of the emails and letters sent to Minister Charles Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality.
It is with regret and disappointment that today, on International Day of People with Disabilities, we at the National Platform of Self-Advocates have to announce that we will be closing down our operations from January due to an absence of funding or suitable supports for our work.
“Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport”
“Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport” is a report carried out by the National Platform of Self Advocates and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy in the National University of Ireland, Galway (N.U.I.G.).
The research tells the stories of people with disabilities in Ireland and their experiences of housing and transport.
Mr. Finian McGrath launched the report on the 23th of January 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin.
The report is available to read here.
Read our Press Release here.