MOTORISED TRANSPORT GRANT MUST BE REINSTATED – PAT THE COPE

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher is calling on the Government to reintroduce the Motorised Transport Grant following its abolition in 2013.The Grant provides much needed assistance for people with disabilities who need to buy a car in order to retain employment, to lead a full life and integrate fully with the benefit of access to personal transport.“The last Government axed the Motorised Grant in 2013 but insisted at the time that a new scheme would be introduced in its place, as of yet no scheme exists. “Therefore I am calling on Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability Finian Mc Grath to re introduce the allowance as a priority.Pat the Cope stated “this allowance is a vital support for people with disabilities as it assists and helps them to remain in the workforce, to lead a fully independent life with access to their own car. It is important that this support for the disability sector be reinstated as promised by the previous Government”.Deputy Gallagher added that he is committed to pursuing the matter with the present Government and will retain pressure on the Government until they reverse the original cut.MOTORISED TRANSPORT GRANT MUST BE REINSTATED – PAT THE COPE was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img