Meath County Council’s Housing & Disability Steering Group will shortly be starting work on drafting a new action plan for housing social housing applicants in the County who are living with a disability. Our local action plan will feed into the new national strategy, due to be developed later this year.
The Steering Group is made up of representatives from Meath County Council’s Housing Section, HSE, Approved Housing Bodies and groups involved with people with a disability, including the Meath Disability Network. The Group’s goal is to meet the housing needs of people with disabilities locally, with a focus on forward planning , both in terms of need and also having suitable houses and health & welfare supports available to meet that need in a timely manner.
As part of the process in drafting the new action plan, the Steering Group is keen to get the views from people with lived experiences, as well as all groups, agencies and representatives involved with people with disability. In the coming weeks, we will be beginning that consultation process.
In the meantime, if you or a group you are involved with, wish to be involved in the consultation process or simply want to find out more about the work of Meath’s Housing & Disability Steering Group, please e-mail David Jones, Meath County Council’s Housing Section at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org