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Next Steps Project receives Zero Project “Innovative Practices Award” 2015

(26 Mar 2015)

The Next Steps Project - which is a community of learning of 23 member organisations of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies - was recognized as one of 39 “Innovative Practices 2015” at the United Nations offices in Vienna.

Members of Clare Inclusive Research launch book at Liberty Hall

(05 Dec 2014)

Members of Clare Inclusive Research launch their book at Liberty Hall - Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities - Standing in My Shoes before a performance of BlueTeapots’s production “Sanctuary”

The Blue Teapot Company's 'Sanctuary' played at Liberty Hall on 3rd December

(21 Nov 2014)

The Blue Teapot Company presented its outstanding play 'Sanctuary' in Liberty Hall to celebrate December 3rd - International Day of Person's with a Disability.

New system for allocating special education teachers

(20 Nov 2014)

A “better and fairer” way of allocating special education teachers to mainstream schools has been proposed by a working group of the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

Immersion Evaluation Report is now available to download

(20 Nov 2014)

You can download a copy of the Immersion Evaluation Report by Prof Roy McConkey

Deadline for Irish Water registration to be extended

(24 Oct 2014)

The deadline for households to submit account details to Irish Water has been extended to the end of November. The Commission for Energy Regulation announced today that a proposal by Irish Water to extend the deadline for registration from the original date of October 31st had been accepted.

National Federation's Annual Report 2013 is available to download

(15 Aug 2014)

The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Annual Report 2013 is now available to download.

Great News for Disability Rights Campaigner Joanne O’ Riordan

(14 Aug 2014)

Joanne O’Riordan, a disability rights campaigner, has secured a place studying criminology at University College Cork.

Invitation to Attend Information Sessions on New Directions Draft Interim Standards

(12 Aug 2014)

You are invited to attend an Information Session which will give details of the Draft Interim Standards that have been developed to support the delivery of the personal support services for people with disabilities contained in New Directions.

National Federation submission to the Government's 5 year Social Housing Strategy

(31 Jul 2014)

As housing is a key priority for the people supported by the member organisations of the National Federation, a submission was prepared and submitted to the consultation on a 5 year Social Housing Strategy, highlighting particular areas of concern that urgently need to be addressed in order for significant progress to be seen in rolling out the National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011-2016 and implementing the Time to Move On from Congregated Settings Report (HSE, 2011).

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