On Tue, Nov 19th, the Dáil unanimously agreed a motion put forward by Deputy Thomas Pringle TD on a right to a Personal Assistance Service (PAS) for disabled people. While an important milestone, this is just the first step on a long journey.
Government buildings local and national, major companies, civic and educational institutions, even a Dublin bus are all turning purple (#PurpleLights19) to celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPwD19) on Dec 3rd.
Make Way Day, which took place yesterday, is a National Public Awareness Campaign held annually to highlight the issues people with disabilities face getting around their local communities. People with disabilities give the public gentle reminders to consider the needs of PWDs when using the public spaces we all share.
This year saw a strong contingent from Cork CIL campaigning on the streets of Cork, as reported in The Irish Times (see photo below).
The best way to protect you, your family and your Service Users is to get this year’s vaccine.
As a Healthcare worker, PA, or driver, you are at an increased risk of exposure and infection. At least 20% of healthcare workers are infected with flu every year and many continue to work while being ill. You can pass on the flu virus to somebody you care for even before you know that you are sick. This increases the risk to family, colleagues, and Service Users.
Visit the Staff Portal for more information.