Disability Action

Disability Action works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizens, by supporting inclusion, influencing Government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people.

Disability Action is unique in its work, as it is the only Northern Ireland wide pan disability organisation working with disabled people with various disabilities; physical, mental, sensory, learning and hidden. Our work is important as one in five people in Northern Ireland has a disability.

As a campaigning body, we represent the views of our 100 member groups, working to bring about positive change to the social, economic and cultural life of people with disabilities and consequently to our entire community.

We offer a range of services including Information ; Policy, Employment and Training Support, Capacity Building, Training on Disability & Diversity Issues, Transport and Mobility Assessment, all aimed at improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Northern Ireland.

Disability Action has four offices. Its Headquarters in Belfast, and three local offices in Derry, Dungannon and Carrickfergus each providing a range of services. Contact details for our offices and individual staff is available on our website.

Disability Action's Services

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DATS Collection & Delivery service. Photo of DATS buses

Disability Action

We have adapted our service and can provide a transport service for members and non-members throughout N.Ireland in line with COVID-19 restrictions.
Graphic with buses and DATS logo. Do you need help to travel within your local town?

Disability Action

Our Disability Action Transport Scheme (DATS) team uses a range of fully accessible vehicles to deliver our transport service.
Graphic with text Disabled Peoples Organisations COVID-19 emergency fund is now open for applications. Logos of Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland, Disability Wales and Inclusion London and NET

Disability Action

The £1.5m National Emergencies Trust (NET) funding will support grassroots DPOs across the UK. DPO partners are Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland, Disability Wales and Inclusion London. Closing date is 5 October 2020.
Purple covid graphic - The impact of COVID-19 on disabled people in NI. Report now available

Disability Action

A small team undertook one of the largest surveys in our history. The data gathered gives a clear picture in time of the reality for disabled people on the ground in Northern Ireland as COVID-19 hit.

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  • Moya Fitzpatrick
  • Disability Action