Disability Action is concerned about the impact of Brexit on Disabled People.

Before the referendum on Brexit we took a remain position as we believed it was in the best interest of disabled people to stay within the European Union. 

Following the referendum decision we worked with disabled people to develop a position paper with the key issues.  

You can read our Briefing Paper on the Implications of Brexit for Disabled People in Northern Ireland.

Disability Action have continued to work to ensure that the voice of disabled people is heard in the Brexit negotiations; influencing at Westminster and European levels.

In June 2020 Disability Action joined over 50 Civil Society Organisations in signing an open letter calling upon the UK Prime Minister for a one-off extension to the Brexit transition period. Disability Action believe an extension is vital to ensuring our community, sector and wider society have the time to adapt to the many changes that will arise from Brexit.  

Extending the transition period will provide a crucial lifeline for the many third sector organisations in Northern Ireland who have been serving on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. As a result of the pandemic many of these organisations are now struggling to survive. 

Read the full open letter here