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Working Group on Disability welcomes proposed ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Church of Ireland’s Working Group on Disability is pleased to note that the Department of Justice and Equality (Republic of Ireland) has presented the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 to the Oireachtas.

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Biblical principles for responding to disability

The Revd Judi McGaffin outlines five biblical principles for considering the needs of people with disabilities, and the Disability Working Group’s call for best practice ideas for caring for people living with dementia.

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Working Group on Disability welcomes Task Force on Personalised Budgets

The Working Group on Disability was pleased to see the announcement by Minister Finian McGrath that a Task Force on Personalised Budgets for those with disabilities will be established.

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Learning Disability and the Church

Belfast Bible College is running an evening class course in September and October to explore the indispensable place of people with learning disabilities in the local Christian church.

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Disability Awareness Resources

A range of resources is available to help clergy, staff and parishioners to find information and support as they respond to disability in their parishes and communities.

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Tio Conference: Honouring the Indispensable

The Church of Ireland’s Working Group on Disability wishes to highlight the Tio Conference – Honouring the Indispensible – this weekend at Belfast Bible College: Friday 10th June and Saturday, 11th June.

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Events to Recognise Voluntary Carers in Derry and Raphoe

As a new initiative to recognise the work of voluntary carers who care for loved ones at home, the Derry and Raphoe Board of Social Responsibility will be running two special evening events next spring.

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Disability Awareness Sunday 2014: Changing Perceptions, Making Changes

The third Sunday in November – which this year falls on Sunday 16th November – is designated as Disability Awareness Sunday and the Church of Ireland’s Working Group on Disability feels it is an appropriate moment to highlight some useful statistics relating to disability across the island of Ireland.

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Reminder: Disability Awareness Sunday, 17 November 2013

Disability Awareness Sunday in the Church of Ireland this year falls on Sunday 17 November 2013 – the focus for 2013 is on raising awareness around deafness and hearing loss alongside considering disabilities of every type.

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Disability Awareness Sunday 2013 : Focus On Deafness And Hearing Loss

The third Sunday of November is designated Disability Awareness Sunday in the Church of Ireland. This year it falls on Sunday 17 November and the focus for 2013 is on raising awareness around deafness and hearing loss alongside considering disabilities of every type at all times of the year.

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