Representation on Government Expert Groups

Disability Stakeholders Group

The stakeholders group is also comprised of senior officials from the six Government Departments who have the responisbility under the NDS to produce Sectoral Plans plus the Departments of Finance, Education & Science and Justice, Equality & Law Reform.

Transforming Lives 

‘Transforming Lives’ is the programme to implement the changes informed by the recommendations of the report Value for Money and Policy Review of the Disability Services in Ireland (2012). It is a programme of reform to sustainably migrate to new models of support, governed by a National Steering Group, reporting to the Minister of State for Disabilities and driven by six National Cross-Sector Working Groups.  The six national Cross-Sector Working Groups have informed, shaped and driven the work of the change programme to date, and we in the Social Care division are dedicated to continue to support, enable and inform the Sector. Through a strengthened National Disability function it is planned to deliver a central directional role in funding, shaping and driving Disability Services that can respond to our population’s needs.

The Steering Group and Cross-Sector Working Groups involve key members from across the Disability Service Sector including representatives from the Health Service Executive, the Department of Environment, the Department of Health, The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Disability Umbrella Bodies and Parent Representatives. 

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