The National Platform of Self Advocates is an independent self advocacy organisation.


This page has news that might be important to people with an intellectual/learning disability.

This is where we will write about things that are important to us.


Man with autism had to undergo detox after care

From The Irish Examiner Autism rights advocate Fiona Pettit O’Leary said she was horrified after learning that a young man with autism had to be detoxed after being taken out of residential care. The man’s case is highlighted in the first report of the confidential... read more

Easy Read Voting Guide

    Inclusion Ireland has a Easy Read Voting Guide  See below For Details  Make sure to look over our ‘Easy to Read’ Guide to Voting before Election Day on Friday. The document – which was produced with the support of the Department of Environment... read more

Louth residential centre fails 14 HIQA tests

  From RTE News Website A residential centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Louth has failed 14 out of 18 tests in a HIQA inspection. The Broomfield Centre, which is run by the St John of God Services (SJOGS), was found to have purchased items... read more

National Platform Of Self Advocate Press Release

  PRESS RELEASE: The National Platform Of Self Advocates Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7 CONTACT: Administrator: Trish Finegan Email: P.R.O Adrian Noonan Email: The National Platform of... read more

St John of God Services have closed a residential centre for people with disabilities and have moved residents from two others following damning inspection reports from the Health Information and Quality Authority.

St John of God services  Has closed A Residential  Centre For People With Disabilities in St Raphael’s  Celbridge Co. Kildare.  See Below For For More Details  The centres are on a campus in Celbridge, Co Kildare which is home to 137 people with intellectual... read more
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