5th March 2013 CIL to appear before Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions
5th March 2013
"Center for Independent Living to address Oireachtas Committee on Axing of Mobility Allowance”
The Center for Independent Living's Chairman, Michael McCabe and Chief Executive, Gary Lee have been invited to appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions to discuss issues arising out of the Department of Health decision to cease the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant. The Center for Independent Living (CIL) will outline its position and discuss how it will affect its members.
(The appearance will be broadcast live via the internet starting at 4pm on Wednesday 6th March.)
CONTACT: Gary Lee 086 77 44 989
Or Nina Byrne: 086 7744 992
Note for Editors
Established in 1992, The Center for Independent Living is comprised of 19 user-led organisations around the country working in partnership with others, committed to all people with disabilities being recognised as equal citizens and achieving equal membership in society.
The CIL CMH believes that people with disabilities are be able to make informed decisions about their own lives in accordance with individual needs and lifestyle choices, to design and develop their own services, and to achieve equality of experience, through consensus, respect and value for all.