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Disability Action Plan 2019-2024 (Northern Ireland)

Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Country Resources Northern Ireland 1 April 2019 Guidelines action plan, disability

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The Disability Action Plan 2019-2024 (Northern Ireland) lists measures to promote the social, political, economic and civil rights of people with disabilities, and proposes ways the Department of Health intends on addressing these measures.

"Under Section 49 (A) of the Disability Discrimination Action 1995 (DDA 1995)
as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland)
Order 2006, the Department of Health is required, when carrying out its
functions, to have due regard to the need to:

 Promote positive attitudes towards disabled people; and
 Encourage participation by disabled people in public life.

Under Section 49(B) of the DDA 1995, the Department of Health is also
required to submit to the Equality Commission a Disability Action Plan (DAP)
showing how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to its functions."

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