Working towards Budget 2020 for Disability Sector

Issued 12 October 2020

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St. Michael's House is an active member of the Political and Economic landscape over the many years. We advocate with our local and National TD's , Senators , Ministers and Government agencies on behalf of our service users and families. We are involved in Disability right campaigns and Budget submissions for our services.

We wish for you to be aware, we are most recently actively engaged ;

  • Support for the right to a resumption of services for the disability sector during Covid-19
  • Pre- Budget Submission to support  St. Michael's House services

Our work to date

Our CEO, Liz Reynolds, is an  active member of the National Federation of Voluntary Service Providers Board to collaborate nationally with 59 Disability organisation members to consult and engage with Government.

Our work was recognised in the Oireachtas Business members Questions and Answers to the Minister for Anne Rabbitte TD Minister of State with responsibility for Disability at the Department of Health and the Department of Justice and Equality on Tuesday October 6th and again on October 7th with Taoiseach Michaels Martin in the Leaders Debate.

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, St.Michael's House have managed to meet Government representatives online to discuss the lack of adequate funding in our services. These include : Minister Anne Rabbitte, Minster Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein Party leader, Minister Richard Bruton for Dublin Bay North and Senator Ivana Bacik Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration. There are additional meetings in the week ahead.

We will continue working and advocating on behalf of service users and their families who use our services.