On Friday, 3rd December, as part of the International Day of Disabled Person’s celebrations, Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) and Louth Leader Partnership (LLP) are excited to collaborate with launching a local Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO) in County Louth. The event will be hosted online via zoom, from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Independent Living Movement Ireland is thrilled to announce that our international guest speaker is renowned UK Disabled activist Phil Friend.  Phil will explain what a Disabled Person’s Organisation is, why Disabled people should join their local Disabled Person’s Organisation, and what work a grass-root Disabled Person’s Organisation does.  Disabled activist and ILMI Onside project  Co-Ordinator Peter Kearns will also chat to Phil about his involvement with the UK’s Not Dead Yet (NDY) social model movement.

This event is a unique opportunity for County Louth Community Supports, including the Louth County Council, Louth and Meath ETB, the HSE Ireland, Youth Work Ireland and DisAbility Louth etc., to get involved with this exciting local Disabled Person’s Organisation development. Parents of disabled children can also find out how to support their child to be part of their local Disabled Person’s Association.

If you have a keen interest in human rights and equality and want to learn more about the Social Model of Disability and the work that a Disabled Person’s Organisation does, please register for the event by emailing clivelowry@ilmi.ie