Promote understanding of disability
Empower disabled people to join in the community
Remove barriers to participation
Work together to make change happen

Welcome to Ballymun Active Disability Interest Group

It’s time to stop treating disability as something exceptional in society. Disability is a normal part of everyday life. We all have varying levels of ability – physically, intellectually, socially. During our lives, everyone is likely to experience reduced ability, even for a short time. As we get older, our abilities can change – and often decline! People with disability are part of our community. We have hopes, dreams and needs like everyone else. We don’t want special treatment. But we also don’t to have to fight for our basic rights every day. We want to be empowered to live life to the full.

Ballymun has come a long way in building an environment which is accessible and open. But there is still some way to go before we have a community which is truly welcoming and inclusive of everyone. BADIG is working to bring about change to make this happen. Our work is guided by an understanding of the reality of living with disability. We believe that we will only succeed if everyone in Ballymun works together to bring about change.

And we believe that this will make Ballymun a better place not just for people with disability – but for everyone!

We are grateful for funding for this website and other activities received through the Dublin Northwest Partnership from:

“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020”

©2021 Ballymun Active Disability Interest Group

Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre

Sillogue Road

Ballymun

Dublin 11

Tel: 01 563 5263

Email: badig.secretary@gmail.com