General Election 2016
The 2016 General Election is now upon us! In March a new government should be formed. As part of our on-going “Don’t Save Me, Then Leave Me” campaign, we want to get the message out to general election candidates about the lack of services for people with ABI and their families. Over the forthcoming weeks, we plan to raise awareness of the issues with as many of the election candidates across the country and we need your help!
You can read here what the various political parties have to say about neuro-rehabilitation in their GE16 manifestos.
How you can help?
- Helping us to distribute our General Election 2016 postcard to as many of the election candidates. Do so when they call to your house, when you meet them on their canvass or use email and social media to get in touch. Link them to this campaign page. You can download the postcard here or email us with your postal address at firstname.lastname@example.org to request hard copies.
- Telling the candidates about the lack of services and our demand for an investment in ABI services from the hospital to home.
- Supporting and following us on social media (Twitter and Facebook) and sharing our messages using #righttorehab and #GE16.
What is our message?
There is a complete lack of suitable rehabilitation services for people living with an acquired brain injury in Ireland. When elected, we need individual politicians, political parties and the Government to prioritise neuro-rehabilitation services from the hospital and back to the community.
We need an investment programme in rehabilitation services at every stage of the pathway including:
- Introducing 4 regional in patient rehab units
- Developing 12 community-based neuro-rehabilitation teams nationally
- Providing long term community supports
Don’t Save Me, Then Leave Me. Rehabilitation is a Right, Not a Request.
You can read our detailed ABI Manifesto here which we launched in 2015.