Submission to the Department of Communities – Disability Action Plan

Activity: Other


Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the Department for Communities is required, when carrying out its functions, to have due regard to the need to:
• promote positive attitudes towards disabled people
• encourage participation by disabled people in public life
1.2. These are collectively referred to as the ‘disability duties’ and the following Disability Action Plan sets out the actions which the Department will take to meet these obligations.
1.3. Under Section 49B of the DDA 1995, the Department for Communities is required to submit a Disability Action Plan to the Equality Commission, showing how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to its functions.
1.4. The Department is fully committed to the effective implementation of this Plan. All necessary resources in terms of people, time and finance will be made available for this purpose.
1.5. We will ensure the effective communication of the Plan to all staff and will provide guidance for staff in relation to their responsibilities.
1.6. We are committed to engaging effectively with people with disabilities and their representative groups in the development, implementation and review of this plan.
Period12 Oct 2020
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Disability
  • Inclusion