Record Details

NGODisability Action

Portside Business Park, 189 Airport Road West, Belfast. BT3 9ED

Telephone028 9029 7880
Background Information

Disability Action campaigns on behalf of its members on disability issues and works to bring about positive change to the social, economic and cultural life of people with disabilities and consequently to the wider community. It aims to ensure that disabled individuals enjoy the same rights as all citizens by supporting inclusion, influencing Government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people. In this vein, the organisation has a long and rich history of improving access for disabled people, providing information and resources, community development, mobility and transportation improvement, vocational training, and combating discrimination (source:

Year Created1959
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Belfast Committee for the Handicapped, the Northern Ireland Committee for the Handicapped (NICH), the Northern Ireland Council for the Handicapped, the Northern Ireland Council on Disability, Disability Action (since 1992)

Related Organisations

Organisations affiliated to Disability Action include: Joint Democracy Working Group, Disability Action Regional Access Committee, Inclusive Mobility Transport Advisory Committee, Children with Disabilities Strategic Alliance, Equality Coalition, The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment, Disability Liaison Group, Southern Area Supported Employment Consortium, Human Rights Consortium, European network for independent living, BMA Patient Advisory Group, Law Centre's Rights in Community Care Group, All Party Group on Disability, European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities, European Disability Forum, Employers Forum on Disability, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, and All Party Assembly Group on Children and Young People

KeywordsDisability; Equality, discrimination and prejudice; Human rights and civil liberties; Northern Ireland.
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