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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.

Easy to read introduction to the referendum now available

(27 Sep 2013)

An easily accessible guide to the two referendums for those with intellectual disability has been produced for the first time following collaboration between the Referendum Commission, Down Syndrome Ireland and other disability groups including the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies

National Federation's Management Development Programme – Booking now open

(22 Nov 2012)

The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies has developed a comprehensive training programme for Front Line Managers in the intellectual disability sector. Four successful cycles of the programme have been run to date in the University of Limerick with very positive feedback from the programme participants. The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies is now running a further Front Line Managers Training Programme. The 10-day programme will commence in January 2013 and full details in relation to the programme, along with the booking form, are outlined in the brochure attached.

HSE Publishes Three Disability Care Group Reports

(29 Feb 2012)

The Health Service Executive has today published three Disability Care Group Reports that will assist with the strategic planning and implementation of the major change programme for disability services that is underway.

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