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  • 5.10.2015 Our 2014 annual report is now available
    Our 2014 annual report is now available Our annual report for 2014 is now available with photos and reports from all our activities throughout 2014 and a foreword from our

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  • 2.10.2015 Launch of national employment strategy for people with disabilities
    Provide a seamless service 6 Engaging employers While the NAI broadly welcome the strategy it has to be pointed out that many people with neurological conditions will be unable to maximise their opportunity to return to work retrain or look to retain employment without access to specialist neurorehabilitation services to allow them to recover from or adapt to the effects of a neurological condition The Governments national neurorehabilitation strategy published

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  • 23.9.2015 NAI submission on Ireland's human rights record
    human rights monitoring mechanism whereby other UN countries review each other s human rights record with the aim of improving the human rights situation in each country within the UN In 2016 Ireland will be examined for the second time under UPR Other UN countries will ask for updates on the implementation of previous UPR recommendations and new issues can be raised too Civil society groups have the opportunity to

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  • 22.9.2015 Download our latest e zine to politicians
    to politicians NAI sends a quarterly e zine to political representatives who have agreed to be listed on our website as supporters of issues affecting the 700 000 Irish people living with neurological conditions Download our September 2015 e zine

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  • 21.9.2015 NAI joins other health and disability groups in sending a strong pre budget message to Government
    with disabilities and their families who bore the brunt of the recession Groups outlined the need to reverse cuts to disability and other health services invest in supports for people with disabilities and introduced much needed reforms in the area of capacity legislation and the introduction of personalised budgets NAI focused on the withdrawal of funding to all twelve neurological charities under the SSNO scheme which leaves people dependent on

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  • 10.9.2015 NAI comments on Review of Bridging Funding to Organisations Affected by SSNO
    making process The NAI is very disappointed overall with the report While the review acknowledges the vital nature of the supports and services provided and the recogniton of the challenges facing voluntary organisations there is little attempt to understand the concerns raised by the NAI and its members in relation to the decision making process 1 Many of the points raised by the umbrella in relation to the decision making process are not satisfactorally explained see point 5 2 The report comments that unsuccessful applications did not show sufficent evidence of joint working and collaboration Three of the unsuccessful applicants were umbrella organisations which are by definition collaborative 3 The report makes a reference to the SSNO scheme being top heavy with health related organisations This is not helpful People with disabilites and chronic illness have been demonstrated to be at high risk of disadvantage and are entitled to be considered for supports on an equal footing with other groups 4 Joint discussions with the Department of Health are mentioned but there is no outline of any outcome from these discussions 5 The crtieria put forward for the replacement scheme as outlined in the report differ little from the 2014 SSNO critieria and do not present solutions to the key issues raised by the NAI in relation to the decision making process a the issue of health and disability organisations being considered on an equal footing and b the issue of people with disabilities and chronic illness as a disadvantaged group and as such equally eligible to be considered for the scheme 6 The 2013 review highlighted the value of national networks and umbrellas but this learning is not incorporated or explored further anywhere within the document including in the recommendations for the 2016 scheme 7 The review of financial

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  • 7.9.2015 Launch of access to medicines guide by MS Ireland provides a vital template for other neurological organisations
    sector The Neurological Alliance of Ireland warmly welcomes the launch of the Access to Medicines campaign handbook for people with multiple sclerosis which provides an important template for people with other neurological conditions in terms of understanding and navigating the complex process of approving new medications for reimbursement by the health services The guide represents a vital tool to empower people to access the medications they need NAI welcomed the

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  • 6.8.2015 NAI response to consultation on an Implementation Plan for the National Disability Strategy 2016-2019
    on the themes that should inform an implementation plan for the National Disability Strategy 2016 2019 is now available to download below The NAI response highlights the need to include the National Neurorehabilitation Straetgy in the implementation plan for the NDS in order to meet the needs of people with a neurological disability and to address Ireland s requirements under the UN Convention to Support the Rights of People with

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