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National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011-2016 - Implementation Monitoring Group (IMG)

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Name of Member Organisation Previously a Designated Public Official? (For non public service members)
Mary Hurley - Chair DHPLG  
Derek Rafferty DHPLG  
Patricia Curran DHPLG  
Claire Collins Department of Health  
Michael Murchan Department of Health  
Deirdre Scully HSE  
Paul Braham HSE  
Claire Feeney Housing Agency  
Caren Gallagher Irish Council for Social Housing No
David Silke Housing Agency  
John Hanningan Sunbeam No
Edward Crean National Disability Authority  
Shari McDaid Mental Health Forum No
Dolores Murphy Irish Wheelchair Association No
Lillian Buchanan Disability Federation No
Alison Connolly Focus Ireland No
David Girvan Inclusion Ireland No
Billy Coman CCMA  


Terms of Reference

To oversee an implementation and monitoring framework to support the effective implementation of the National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability, 2011 – 2016.  This framework will include:

  • The production of an annual implementation progress report which will outline progress made in relation to the achievement of the key priority actions set out in the National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability Implementation Plan
  • To provide support in the context of the review/update of specific key priorities and actions contained in the Implementation Plan, as appropriate

To submit the annual implementation progress report to the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy in a timely manner.


Meetings - Agendas & Minutes

Expected Timeframe for the Group to Conclude its Work

The National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011-2016 has been extended to 2020 and the IMG will continue to report up to this point.

Reporting Arrangements

The Department, in collaboration with the IMG, publishes an annual progress report available on this page on its website