Clare Disability Activist Calls For New Focus Amid Scrapping Of Green Paper

Image (c) vadimguzhva from Getty Images Pro

The Clare Leader Forum is calling for an urgent focus on supports to help the disabled community participate in the workplace.

It comes as the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphries announced the Government’s Green Paper On Disability Reform would be scrapped following intense backlash from campaigners.

The scheme had initially proposed a three-tier system whereby those with disabilities would receive a weekly payment of €220 to €265 depending on their level of needs.



Ennistymon based Co-Founder of Equality Not Care, Anne-Marie Flannagan insists new policy must focus on immersing people with disabilities in society rather than consigning them to the sidelines.

Listen to the full interview here