Equality Now!

Political Brief to Government

September 2020

The story so far...

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI), is a national organisation that supports individuals living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (SB/H) in Ireland. SBHI would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the new Government. As with all newly formed Governments, our elected representatives (TDs) now have a renewed opportunity to show that people living with disabilities matter. It is our hope that you will put issues related to disability at the top of the political agenda.

This political brief sets out what actions elected representatives can take in relation to supporting those living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, we have detailed them under the following key themes:

1. Ensuring equal rights
2. Right to adequate health services
3. Right to a life in the community
4. Right to access
5. Right to education
6. Right to employment

Please click here to download our Political Brief to Government or visit: https://issuu.com/sbhireland1/docs/sbhi_political_brief

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How can you support us?

Contact your local TD and put disability at the top of our Government's agenda. You can find your local TD's contact details by viewing our TD Contacts list below. 

Once you have found your TD and their contact details, you can email them using our email template as a guide. Click here to download our email template and simply copy and paste the text into an email. 

Hear from our members..

Our members feel as if their voices are not being heard by our Government. Listen as they share their experiences and help us to improve the lives of those living with a disability in Ireland. Please watch and share our videos below to help raise awareness!

Marcus - Housing

Louise - Education

Jane - Employment

Seán - Public Transport

Noeline - Personal Assistance Services


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Here's an easy way for you to contact your TD so that we can see real, lasting change start to happen...


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We are Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI). We are the national organisation for everybody living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus across Ireland. The Equality Now website is the hub for our campaigning and advocacy activities. Thank you for visiting and please to get in touch if you need more assistance.


You can find out more at: www.sbhi.ie

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