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Policy Documents

  • Assisted Dying Position Paper

    Size: 165KB

    This document has been produced by Disability Actions Policy Group in consulation with our membership. It outlines Disability Action's position in relation to Assisted Dying.

  • Briefing Paper: Disability, Sexual Health Reproductive Rights and Sterilization

    Size: 80KB

    Whilst people with disabilities ‘legally’ share the same general rights of access to health and social care as other people there is evidence that they experience much greater inequality.

  • Briefing Paper: Disability, Sexual Health Contraception and Screening

    Size: 77KB

    Briefing paper on Disability, Sexual Health Contraception and Screening

  • Budget 2010 Position Paper

    Size: 49KB

    This document is a response to how the budget announced in July 2010 will impact on people with disabilities in Northern Ireland.

  • Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review 2010 Position Paper

    Size: 38KB

    This paper outlines the position of Disability Actionv in relation to the Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review announcements 2010. It also presents the views of people with disabilities who will be directly affected.

  • Conessionary Charging Policy

    Size: 62KB

    In order to assist understanding of the issues faced by our stakeholders we have produced a series of papers that outline the key concerns that we believe may impact on the lives of disabled people in Northern Ireland. This paper has been produced to provide information on concessionary charging policies.

  • Digital Inclusion - People with Disabilities - Briefing Paper

    Size: 77KB

    This document outlines the current situation in relation to digital inclusion for people with disabilities in Northern Ireland.

  • Draft High Level Response to OFMDFM Consultation on Strategy to Improve the Lives of Disabled People 2012 - 2015

    Size: 52KB

    This document is Disability Action's Draft high level response to the OFMDFM consultation on the draft disability strategy in Northern Ireland. Disability Action will provide a full response before the deadline on the 15th August and publish it on our website.

  • Employment for People with Disabilities Position Paper

    Size: 30KB

    This paper was prepared by Disability Action and outlines its position in relation to the recent announcement on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and how this will impact on people with disabilities.

  • Experiences of LGB&T people with disabilities in Northern Ireland

    Size: 2215KB

    Disability Action and The Rainbow Project have jointly launched their report on ‘Multiple identity; Multiple Exclusions and Human Rights: The experiences of people with disabilities who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people living in Northern Ireland’. The report is a wide ranging examination of what people with disabilities who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender experience and is challenging to all of us. Please note a previous version of this report incorrectly refers to the Life and Times survey in 2011 on page 102 and 123, these references should have related to the ECNI 2011 survey and has been amended in this copy.

  • Fuel Poverty & Disability Briefing Paper

    Size: 62KB

    Briefing paper on the impact of fuel poverty on disabled people in Northern Ireland including the action that needs to be taked by Government to address the issues.

  • Independent Living Briefing Paper

    Size: 607KB

    This document has been produced by Disability Actions Policy Group. It has been produced as a briefing paper to ensure that people understand what Independent Living means in Northern Ireland.

  • Independent Living Position Paper

    Size: 580KB

    This document has been produced by Disability Actions Policy Group. It outlines Disability Action's position in relation to what is required for disabled people in Northern Ireland to live independently.

  • One Voice for Change Disability Manifesto

    Size: 287KB

    A PDF of the Disability Manifesto prepared by the One Voice for Change Disability Democracy Group. The group which includes people with disabilities from throughout Northern Ireland have been working to build a manifesto for change

  • One Voice for Change Disability Manifesto

    Size: 77KB

    A word document of the Disability Manifesto prepared by the One Voice for Change Disability Democracy Group. The group which includes people with disabilities from throughout Northern Ireland have been working to build a manifesto for change


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