24.5.2017 NAI participate in Joint Pre Budget Statement

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 NAI joined with six other umbrella organisations representing carers, disability and mental health issues, in a joint Pre Budget Statement issued on May 24th.

The Statement outlines that poverty rates for people with disabilities are actually increasing and the "recovery has not yet started for people with disabilities"

The Pre Budget Statement calls on the Government to

1. Increase income to move disabled people out of and away from disability

2. Increase funding in community disability services

3. Improve availability of public services and programmes.

The Joint Statement was supported by the following signatory organisations

Care Alliance Ireland

Centre for Independent Living

Disability Federation Of Ireland

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies

Neurological Alliance of Ireland

Not for Profit Business Association

Mental Health Reform

You can read the full statement HERE

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