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Disablity and Employment consultation launched

  • 14/03/2018
  • Author:bridgetmccall

By Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Lady who has disabilities at a computer

An extensive consultation has been launched this month by the Employment Affairs & Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty TD and the Minister of State with special responsibility for disabilities, Finian McGrath TD. This will look at how the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection supports people with disabilities to obtain and retain employment.

The purpose of the consultation is to engage with people with disabilities, parents of children and young adults with disabilities, and sectoral representatives, on proposals relating to early engagement with people with disabilities, in line with recommendations 9a and b, and 10, of the Make Work Pay report.

The Make Work Pay report, published in April 2017, was compiled following a commitment in the Comprehensive Employment Strategy to better identify how people with disabilities could take up work.

The report's recommendations included how the Disability Allowance payments and other schemes should be reconfigured for new entrants aged 18 and over to ensure that their work ambitions could be explored systematically at an early age ('the principle of early engagement').

The consultation

The consultation will be conducted over the next month, to conclude on the 6th April. It consists of:

  • A series of regional seminars, starting in Cork on the 13th March. Other venues will be Dublin, Sligo and Limerick (details for these will be published in the Department's website in the coming weeks);

  • The preparation of explanatory material in a number of accessible formats in order to inform people with disabilities and their families of the nature and implications of the recommendations;

  • Online questionnaires designed to allow people  with disabilities and their families to provide an input;

  • An invitation to advocacy groups to submit written submissions; and

  • A direct consultation event to engage with a number of young people with disabilities.

Further details about the consultation can be found on the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection website.

Source: Welfare.ie website: Extensive consultation on how the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection supports people with disabilities to obtain and retain employment

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