People with disabilities from across Mayo will gather at the Enable Ireland centre in Castlebar tomorrow to ask general election candidates to commit to secure more funding for disability services.

The Day of Action is one of a number of similar events being held nationwide, organised by disability charities, to highlight the crisis in funding in the sector.

The Castlebar meeting will be hosted by Enable Ireland and will be attended by staff, service users and supporters disability providers in Mayo, including the Rehab Group, Irish Wheelchair Association, Western Care, NCBI, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and Chime.

All general election candidates are invited, and the Disability Action Coalition will highlight the cuts in funding made during the recession, which have not been restored.

The service providers are also concerned about spiralling insurance costs, and say the entire sector is struggling.

 

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