Minister O’Sullivan publishes Easy to Read Housing Strategy

(24 Oct 2013)

The Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., today [24 October,2013] published an easy to read version of the Government’s National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011 - 2016.  The document was produced with the assistance of Inclusion Ireland and the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disabilities and is designed to support people with intellectual disabilities in accessing appropriate housing solutions. 

Click here to download the Easy to Read National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011-2016.

The Minister said, ‘My Department, in conjunction with the local authorities, is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for people with disabilities.  This easy to read document, which was developed in consultation with people with disabilities, is an important element in ensuring accessibility of services, including access to information’.

The commitment to publish an easy to read version of the Housing Strategy for People with a Disability is a key action under the Government’s new National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan.  It supports the objective of ensuring that people with disabilities enjoy access to information, thereby promoting equality, choice and maximum independence.   

The Easy to Read document is also available on the Department’s website, www.environ.ie

 

 

 

 

 



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