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

Dear Minister Flanagan,

I am writing to you with regard to the National Platform of Self Advocates. As I’m sure you are aware, the National Platform is having to make the decision to close in the New Year, due to a lack of funding.  It is essential that this does not happen.

Our citizens with intellectual disabilities use this this platform, which enables their voice to be heard. They need you’re support. We need to hear what they want, what matters to them most.  Everyone is equal and people with intellectual disabilities have theirs rights to be listened to and we need to listen.

It is imperative that our government supports our citizen. People with intellectual disabilities need to involved in all decisions in all aspects of their lives. “Nothing about us without us” is a statement our government needs to support.

Let our Irish government do our people with intellectual proud, and show the world how we respect and support this wonderful National Platform of self advocates by continuing funding this organisation.

I look forward to your reply,

Kind regards

Paula Brennan
Student Intellectual Disability Nurse

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The National Platform of Self Advocates
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4 North Brunswick Street
Dublin 7
Tel: 01 873 5702