Letter to the Editor, Irish Times, Friday 11th September 2020
CLM joined Inclusion Ireland and 13 other rights organisations to co-sign a letter calling for €6 million in funding to be made available under Budget 2021 to enable the Decision Support Service to become fully operational.
The Decision Support Service was established under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. However, the Act has not yet fully commenced. This means that various levels of decision-making supports are not operational, and that people are currently being made wards of court under the Lunacy Regulation Act 1871. More than 1,250 people have been taken into wardship since the Act was passed in 2015.
The letter can be read in full here:
You can read our Pre-budget Submission in full here: