The National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD)

The National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD) is a national structure with a branch in each county. The National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD) is the only national cross disability organisation which is independent of government, service providers and special interests. NCPD aims to continue some of the work of PWDI which was closed down by the government in December 2011.

National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD) is totally separate to People with Disabilities in Ireland (PWDI), which is now closed. NCPD is also different to PWDI in many ways, as NCPD is independent of government funding and influence, and aims to put the needs of disabled people and carers at the centre of it's aims, objectives and activities, and has a broader scope than PWDI had. NCPD is here to represent the interests of disabled people and 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 NCPD 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, advocates, groups of people with disabilities, and able bodied people with an interest in disability to join NCPD.

NCPD headquarters in Shannon, Clare. Each NCPD network will have their own web site and their own local policies, projects and initiatives, but will be linked to national headquarters and to other networks for the benefit of all disabled people throughout Ireland. NCPD has charitabe status

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