‘A disability cannot be a barrier to elected politics’ says Armstrong

We should be doing more to encourage people with disabilities to come forward and take roles in public life, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said. Strangford MLA Ms Armstrong – who has moderate hearing loss – said International Day of Disabled People, which is marked on December 3, is the perfect opportunity to highlight the […]

‘We must deliver better’ says Bradshaw, as Autism Bill progresses

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said the Autism Bill has “positive potential”, allowing outdated labels to be stripped away and addressing failings in the system in their place. The Alliance Party’s Health Spokesperson was speaking after the bill progressed to the next stage, adding it was long past time the lack of support and lack […]

Minister must act on Disability Strategy, says McMullan

Belfast City Council has backed an Alliance motion to call on the Minister for Communities for Northern Ireland to bring forward the Disability Strategy to improve enforcement of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 25 years on since it came into law. Speaking after his motion passed at Belfast City Council to note the 25th anniversary […]