People with Disabilities in Ireland (PwDI) is the only national cross disability organisation funded by the Government. PwDI wants to help all people with disabilities to take part in and influence the decision making process that impacts on their lives and opportunities.
Cross disability means that PwDI is for all people with disabilities,whether those disabilities are physical, emotional, intellectual or mental. We also want to include and welcome parents, partners, carers and groups of people with disabilities to join PwDI.
Our strength lies in our members and in the Local Networks. They make it possible for PwDI to focus on matters that affect people with disabilities in their day to day lives.
400,000, or 1 in 10, people have some form of disability. PwDI is the umbrella organisation which brings people together locally and nationally to work on common issues that affect all people with disabilities.
Equality, human rights and the dignity of people with disabilities are on the top of our agenda and we will make sure that the voice of the 400,000 disabled people in Ireland is heard loud and clear!
Aims and Objectives: PwDI's first Strategic Plan was launched in March 2003. The priority areas for PwDI in the next three years are: