See below the latest health news affecting people with disabilities and services from DFI, government, the HSE and more.
Important: As this information is live and updated regularly, we advise you to access it directly from these sites:
These sites need to be checked regularly for updates.
Public Health Measures
The vaccination programme continues to be rolled out nationwide, and more than 819,676 vaccines have been administered as of the 29 March 2021. Vaccination of people aged over 70 continues, with all who are aged over 70 due to have received their first dose by mid-April. Read more >
Update on vaccine allocation strategy
DFI have written to Minister Donnelly to seek clarification on whether the changes will have any impacts on people with disabilities. Read our letter here.
Children First update
DFI represents members on the National Children First Disabilities and Older Persons Oversight Group and the Regional Children First Operational Steering Committee for CHO 2.
DFI will attend training to support further dissemination of information and training for HSE Children First Training for Mandated Persons later this month. To support the sharing of this information and learning to relevant DFI members, we are organising a virtual meeting on 05 May from 10am – 11:30am click here to register
The Disability Federation of Ireland are looking to gather feedback from people with disabilities and / or their family carers in relation to their housing needs and experiences of accessing housing through Local Authorities. Survey Link Here >
DFI Call for a nomination for Housing and Disability Steering Groups in Kildare.
You are invited to attend the annual Forum from 12th to 16th April 2021. The theme is “Implementing the Roadmap for Social Inclusion: reducing poverty & improving social inclusion”