Publication of New Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Action Plan

The Department of Health and Department of Justice have jointly published a 2018/2019 action plan under the Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Strategy.Read more

Advice NI blue print for improving Universal Credit as fears grow about rollout in NI

Advice NI publish a comprehensive policy paper aimed at improving various fundamental problems affecting Universal Credit claimants.Read more

Independent Review of PIP assessment published

The Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment Process delivered its findings last week.Read more

Disability Sport NI’s Blind Tennis Programme shortlisted for The National Lottery Good Causes Awards

Blind Tennis at Windsor Tennis Club was set up in 2016 and was developed and funded through Disability Sport NI as part of the National Lottery Funded, Sport NI Active Clubs Programme.Read more

Further funding cut on accessible transport for disabled and older people will reduce service

In April 2018 Disability Action received notification from the Department for Infrastructure that a further 5% funding cut would be applied to the Disability Action Transport Scheme (DATS) in the 2018/2019 financial year.Read more

Survey seeking the experiences of older people and disabled people using taxis

The Department for Infrastructure (DFI) is seeking the views of older people and disabled people on their experiences of getting and using taxi services in Northern Ireland and the results of this survey will inform a wider review of taxi services.Read more

Over 100 jobseekers and employers set to team up to participate in the first Job Shadow Day initiative

The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment (NIUSE) is pleased to announce their participation in their Job Shadow Day initiative for the first time on Wednesday 25 April 2018.Read more

Annual Health Checks For People With A Learning Disability

Adults with a learning disability in Northern Ireland can avail of a Directed Enhanced Service (DES) designed to allow GPs and professionals called Health Care Facilitators to provide a detailed annual physical and mental health check.Read more