Community and Disability Newsletter – Issue Three, 27 June 2024

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Welcome to Issue Three of the Community and Disability Newsletter.  

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Each quarter we bring you news of our work in the area of community and disability. Our work centres on empowerment, participation engagement and collective action, and it continues to expand and strengthen. As a federation, our member organisations provide supports and services to thousands of persons with lived experience of disability every day in the community. 

In this edition we are focusing on the outcomes of the local elections and how the work begins now as highlighted in our cartoon for this issue which you can see below.

We also outline the work we are doing on our project on Local Implementation of the UN CRPD

We share a short video from Laura O’Callaghan following her presentation as part of a Department of Public Expenditure and Reform symposium panel. 

We invite you to check out our Disability Equality Training which has received CPD accreditation and which has also been endorsed by the Learning and Development Institute. 

Today, marks the Three Month Countdown to Make Way Day 2024 on Friday 27 September. 

We share a reminder that No Magic Pill, the play inspired by the life of disability activist Martin Naughton will return to theatres for a limited run in the Autumn. 

We have some Good News Stories on how our communities are becoming more accessible and inclusive including a 

Finally, we introduce you to The DFI Podcast which now has 10 episodes of really informative chats about disability matters. 

We hope you enjoy this issue. Please contact us with feedback, updates and news to include in future issues and to subscribe to future issues. 


PJ Cleere

Development Manager Community Development Advocacy Team 

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