Cork Advocacy Working Group Meeting

The Cork Advocacy Working Group will meet on Wednesday 20th March in the Cork Deaf Association Offices on MacCurtain Street, Cork city.  The main meeting will run from 11am to 12 noon. This will be followed by a special Movement for Wellbeing Workshop with Laura Dowdall from 12 to 1pm. This is suitable for all participants at all levels of mobility and also for family members and personal assistants. For more information see

You are invited for lunch afterwards from 1pm to 2pm. Please let Louise Martin know if you are attending and any dietary requirements before 12 noon on Monday 18th March by email at or by phone at 087 645 7586.

The ASC facilitates Advocacy Working Groups in Dublin and Cork which each meet four times per year. The overall purpose of the working groups is to provide a platform to guide and co-ordinate our inputs in the design and implementation of strategies to increase resources for those in Ireland who are experiencing deafblindness.

The group exists primarily to:

  • Ensure that the advocacy work undertaken by us is well-informed and in line with the real needs of people who are deafblind in Ireland.
  • Identify and share information regarding existing services and supports for persons who are deafblind in Ireland
  • Identify existing gaps in service provision and issues or challenges for persons who are deafblind
  • Identify appropriate sources to fund and/or undertake tasks and activities
  • Participate, where agreed, in advocacy activities of the Anne Sullivan Foundation
  • Work collaboratively to have deafblindness recognised as a distinct disability

An Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter is provided at each meeting. Persons with combined hearing and vision loss are encouraged and supported to attend these meetings.

For further information please contact Louise Martin by email at or by phone at 087 645 7586.