What we do
BADIG was set up by local people who came together to pursue a common vision of an inclusive community in Ballymun for people of all ability.
Our objectives are:
To bring together people with disability to ensure that their needs are understood and met within the community.
To empower people with disability to voice their opinions in a structured and democratic way.
To focus on issues such as accessibility, transport, education and social inclusion.
We pursue these objectives by:
Advocating on behalf of individual disabled people to help with problems or
issues which they are experiencing.
Making representations to local and national agencies and to our elected representatives in respect of issues of general concern or interest to people with disability.
Promoting awareness of general needs of the disabled through targetted campaigns. You can find out more about our current campaigns by selecting the Current Campaigns link in our navigation above.
Holding public meetings on specific topics of concern or to facilitate genera open exchange of views and experiences.
Liaising with other groups representing people with disability, including the Disability Federation of Ireland and the Independent Living Movement Ireland.
Representing the needs of disabled people in Ballymun in key public forums such as Safer Ballymun, the Public Participation Network, etc.
Our Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre.
We also support remote attendance at Committee meetings using the Zoom meeting software, which is particulary important during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
If you would like to join us or to attend one of our Committee meetings to see what we do, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be very happy to welcome you, with no commitment to join our Committee – although we would be happy to have you on board!
We are supported by local residents, businesses, community groups and statutory agencies. We are grateful for the assistance provided by Dublin City Council and the Dublin Northwest Partnership.