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Nothing about us, without us? The role of disabled people in shaping employment strategy, policy and practice.

Nothing about us, without us? The role of disabled people in shaping employment strategy, policy and practice.

Sean Fitzsimons is responsible for coordinating Disability Actionís Employment Advocacy Service. He works across Northern Ireland with a wide range of employees and employers. He also sits on Disability Actionís Policy Committee and plays a key role in writing and shaping Organisational Policy ...

Conference on Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Guest piece by Michael Farrell, human rights law consultant on the Conference on Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The conference was held in Croke Park, Dublin on 10th May 2017 and was organised by Disability Action Northern Ireland, Disability Federatio...

Introducing: Patrick Malone

Patrick Malone

We would like to introduce one of our newest members of the team - Patrick Malone, who has taken on the new role of Public Affairs and Engagement Officer. Patrick joins us from a similar role in Action for Children and has a wealth of experience in policy and public affairs. Below we hear from P...

Northern Ireland Delegation Ace it in Geneva

Northern Ireland Delegation Ace it in Geneva

In mid-March, representatives from Disability Action along with June Best and Tony OíReilly travelled to the United Nations in Geneva along with colleagues from across the UK to present evidence to the UNCRPD Committee. Below we hear from Tony who gives an insight into his Geneva experience.

30 Years of Action: A Message from Monica

Monica Wilson

2016 was a milestone year for Disability Action as the organisation celebrated its 30th anniversary. One person who knows the work of the organisation well is Monica Wilson who began work with DA in 1980! As we begin a new year, Monica reflects on the past 30 years & looks to the future for...

Working to find the right match...

Working to find the right match...

One of Disability Actionís newest projects, Job Match, supports people with disabilities to find and stay in paid work. There are nine Supported Employment Officers (SEOs) who cover different areas across Northern Ireland. SEO Maria Annett has been working with a number of participants in an ex...

The Science of Marketing

Search scientist team

As a charity, Disability Action uses digital marketing as a cost effective method to promote our services and communicate with disabled people and stakeholders across Northern Ireland.

Hard at Work? Take 5 minutes to read Tommy's blog

Hard at Work?  Take 5 minutes to read Tommy's blog

My Name is Tommy Cairns, I am a 35 year old graduate with honours in both social work and Psychology. I have a keen interest in supporting, empowering and enabling people with disabilities to reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

Driving with DA

Driving with DA

Disability Action's Mobility Centre is the only centre of its kind in Ireland and is committed to promote the independence of people with disabilities by offering advice and assessment on all aspects of personal mobility. The Mobility Centre has a fleet of automatic vehicles with various ad...

The Value of Accessibility

The Value of Accessibility

The Value of Accessibility

The Voice of Volunteering

The Voice of Volunteering

Volunteersí Week is an annual event which took place at the start of June. It celebrated the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Below we hear from one of our volunteers Cathy Curran.

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