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Disability Action Regional Access CommitteeThe Regional Access Committee comprises representatives of the local access groups, the disability sector, design professionals and those statutory bodies with responsibility for the design of the built environment.  The Committee challenges and influences policy relating to the accessibility of the built environment at a regional level and enables disabled people to participate in the construction sector and challenges attitudes within that sector and in the wider community.Orla McCann   
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED     

Telephone:     028 9029 7880
Textphone:     028 9029 7882
Email:            
orlamccann@disabilityaction.org
Inclusive Mobility Transport Advisory Committee (IMTAC)The Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee (Imtac) is a committee of disabled people and older people as well as others including key transport professionals. Their role is to advise Government and others in Northern Ireland on issues that affect the mobility of older people and disabled people.  The Committee operates several working groups to focus on key issues, these are Public Transport, Personal Mobility and Information and Training. Michael Lorimer
IMTAC

Enterprise House
55-59 Adelaide Street
Belfast, BT2 8FE

Telephone:     028 9072 6020
Textphone:     028 9072 6016
Email:             info@imtac.org.uk
Children with Disabilities Strategic AllianceChildren with Disabilities Strategic Alliance (CDSA) brings together organisations across the Children's and Disability sectors.  It is jointly chaired by Children in Northern Ireland (Ci-Ni) and Disability Action.  The CDSA meets monthly and its main focus is to ensure that the policy impacting on the lives of children and young people with disabilities is informed by their needs and circumstances.Patricia Bray
Disability Action

58 Strand Road
Derry  
Co. Londonderry
BT48 7AJ

Telephone:     028 7136 0811
Textphone:     028 7137 2077
Email:             patriciabray@disabilityaction.org
Equality CoalitionThe Equality Coalition is a broad based alliance of groups, which is committed to the full implementation of the Statutory Duty to promote equality of opportunity.  The Equality Coalition meets monthly and is co-convened by the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) and the trade union UNISON.  It includes a range of umbrella organisations representing people with different religious beliefs,  people with different political opinions, people with disabilities, children, young people, those with dependents, the aged, people of different gender, differing sexual orientation and various ethnic minority groups.Tim Cunningham
Equality Project Office
45/47 Donegall Street
Belfast, BT1 2BR

Telephone:     028 9096 1122
Email:             tim@caj.org.uk
The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment

The overall aim of NIUSE is "The promotion of good practice, dissemination of information and co-ordination of activities in the field of Supported Employment".

NIUSE core aims are:

To influence relevant public policy
To develop skills and knowledge in supported employment through training
To develop and promote best practice in supported employment
To effectively communicate with NIUSE's members and other stakeholders

NIUSE
58 Strand Road
Derry   BT48 7AJ
Co. Londonderry

Telephone:     028 7137 7709
Textphone:     028 7136 0125
Email:             info@niuse.org.uk
Disability Liaison GroupThe Disability Liaison Group (DLG) is made up of members from the major disability organisations in Northern Ireland.  DLG is an advisory group. It provides a forum for discussion and exchange of information on DAS services for people with disabilities. It may also make recommendations to the Department on how such services might be improved, as in the 'Strategic Dialogue' Report.  The Group works with the Department to implement those recommendations. It will monitor progress on implementation and may raise with the Department any issues arising from that implementation.  It most recently delivered a set of recommendations on training for people with disabilities under the Training for Success programme.Department for Employment and Learning           

Adelaide House
39-49 Adelaide Street
Belfast, BT2 8FD

Telephone:     028 9025 7777
Email:             marina.smyth@delni.gov.uk
Southern Area Supported Employment Consortium

The aim of Southern Area Supported Employment Consortium is to work together to promote education, vocational training and employment opportunities for people with physical and sensory disabilities living in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area.

Interested organisations have been working closely together since November 2007 to set up the Consortium.  Organisations currently working within the consortium include the Southern Health & Social Care Trust, NIUSE, Willowbank Resource Centre, Disability Action, The Cedar Foundation, RNID, RNIB NI and Clanrye Employment.

A key objective of the Consortium is to encourage the development of education, training and employment opportunities led by people with disabilities. The Consortium ensures that its work is driven by the views, aspirations and direct input of people with disabilities, the first step in this process being a recent conference called "Making it Work".

 

 

Ann McGlone
Willowbank Community Resource Centre

Carland Road
Dungannon, BT71 4AA 

Telephone:     028 8772 2821
Email:             ann@willowbankcommunity.org
Human Rights Consortium

The Human Rights Consortium is a coalition of almost 130 community and voluntary groups, NGOS, charities and trade unions which campaigns for a strong and inclusive Bill of Rights.
The Human Rights Consortium was established in 2000 to encourage widespread community participation in the consultation process on the proposed Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. The unifying factor in the Human Rights Consortium is a firmly-held belief that a strong and inclusive Bill of Rights can play a fundamental role in the creation of a better, more just, inclusive and shared Northern Ireland.

 

45-47 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2BR

Telephone:     028 9031 3780
Email:            info@billofrightsni.org
European network for independent living

April 1989 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg over 80 persons with extensive disabilities coming from nearly two dozens of countries participated in a 3 day conference on personal assistance. During this event the European Network on Independent Living, ENIL, was founded.

ENIL was founded to address the under-representation of person with extensive disabilities (i. e. daily dependence on personal assistance) in disability politics, not the least within organizations of persons with disabilities.

Purpose:  To build and co-ordinate a European Network on Independent Living.

 

 

 

Jennifer-ruth McAnlis   
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED     

Telephone:     028 9029 7880
Textphone:     028 9029 7882
Email:             jenniferruthmcanlis@disabilityaction.org
BMA Patient Advisory GroupThe role of the BMA Patient Liaison Group is to ensure that BMA (NI) policies, policy development process and other activities consider the voices and perspectives of service users and their carers.  To date the group has fed into the development of BMA policies on care of older people in Northern Ireland and on mental Health.
Dr Colin Harper 
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED     

Telephone:     028 9029 7880
Textphone:     028 9029 7882
Email:             colinharper@disabilityaction.org
Law Centre's Rights in Community Care Group

An umbrella grouping of organizations including Law Centre (NI), Carers NI, Age Concern, Help the Aged, UNISON, whose aim is to promote a culture of rights and entitlements in the delivery of community care services by stimulating debate on the strategic use of law, campaigning and political representation to give support to those adversely affected by current community care policies.

 

 

Law Centre's Rights in Community Care Group

124 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2GY

Telephone:     028 9024 4401
Email:             admin.belfast@lawcentreni.org
All Party Group on DisabilityThis group was established in and continued its informal existence during suspension. It has now been re-established to address issues in relation to disability and to ensure that people with disabilities hve their whole person recognised, their capabilities valued and their dignity respected. Disability Action provides the secretariatfor this group.
Karen Hall 
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED     

Telephone:     028 9029 7880
Textphone:     028 9029 7882
Email:            
karenhall@disabilityaction.org
European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)EASPD is the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities. It exists to promote the equalisation of opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high quality service systems in Europe. It currently represents over 8,000 service provider organisations across europe and across disability. It believes in interdependence and partnership of user organisations, service providers and statutory authorities at all levels.
Monica Wilson  
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED    

Telephone:    028 9029 7880
Textphone:    028 9029 7882
Email:ceo@disabilityaction.org
European Disability Forum

The European Disability Forum (EDF), created in 1996, is an independent European non-governmental organisation (ENGO) that represents the interests of 50 million disabled people in the European Union and stands for their rights.

EDF is the only European platform of disabled people, which is run by disabled people or the families of disabled people unable to represent themselves.

EDF's mission is to promote equal opportunities for disabled people and to protect their Human Rights, making sure that no decisions concerning disabled people are taken without disabled people.

Monica Wilson  
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED    

Telephone:    028 9029 7880
Textphone:    028 9029 7882
Email:ceo@disabilityaction.org
Employers Forum on Disability (UK)

Employers' Forum on Disability is the world's leading employers' organisation focused on disability as it affects business. It works to make it easier to employ and do business with disabled people. It is are supported by a growing list of members from UK business, multinational corporations, SMEs and the public sector and is widely recognised as setting the standard for disability best practice.

 

Monica Wilson  
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED    

Telephone:    028 9029 7880
Textphone:    028 9029 7882
Email:ceo@disabilityaction.org
Northern Ireland Housing Executive

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is a Non-Departmental Public Body, established by the Housing Executive Act (Northern Ireland) 1971. With a staff of over 3,000 it makes a substantial contribution to better health, education and wellbeing through housing.

In addition, its work with communities on housing services and the issues that affect local neighbourhoods adds real value to decision making, service development and higher standards.

 

NIHE
Head Office
The Housing Centre
2 Adelaide Street
Belfast, BT2 6P

Telephone:    028 9024 0588
Email: belfastsouth@nihe.gov.uk
All Party Assembly Group on Children and Young People

The purpose of the All Party Assembly Group on Children and Young People is to:

 

To provide a forum to facilitate and enable cross party discussion and co-operation on children and young people's issues;
To work with children and young people and the children's sector to facilitate better co-ordination on children's issues within the Assembly and Executive;
To raise the profile of children and young people's issues within the Assembly and Executive;
To secure and maintain a priority focus on children and young people's issues on the Programme for Government;
To promote and support the mainstreaming of rights and equality for all children and young people within government legislation, policy, and service provision so that positive outcomes are secured for all children and young people.

Kevin Doherty
Disability Action       

Portside Business Park      
189 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED    

Telephone:    028 9029 7880
Textphone:    028 9029 7882
Email:kevindoherty@disabilityaction.org


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