Pre-Budget Submissions

Discover the Pre-Budget Submissions that Rehab Group makes to Government, across a broad range of topics, in order to positively influence the lives of persons with a disability and people who are at a disadvantage.

In preparing our Pre-Budget Submission 2024, we consulted widely with more than 460 of our Service Users across the country. We also carried out a survey with a small cohort of frontline staff, including Care Workers, Instructors, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Officers, Supervisors and Managers.

Rehab Group believes that people with disabilities should live self-determined, independent lives. Budget 2024 must create a platform to deliver a more equal and just society and develop pathways to full community participation for people with disabilities. Our pre-budget submission is wide-ranging and cross-cutting  and we emphasise the need for a whole of Government approach to Disability.

We have 10 headline asks for Budget 2024 to address the critical issues for our service users and the wider challenges facing disability services.

Pre-Budget Submission 2024

Rehab Group Pre Budget Submission 2024 ER

Rehab is requesting the Committee’s support for a funding stream for the Transitional Workforce Solution model in the Social Protection envelope for Budget 2024 either within the existing programmes or through a specific TWS Programme.

Over the past year, Rehab Enterprises has been piloting the TWS Solution Employability Programme. The TWS goes beyond other existing employability programmes by supporting both the participant and the host company with end-to-end guidance and interventions, from a less formalised, friendlier recruitment process to providing employers with the confidence and knowledge to work with people with disabilities within their workforce. The programme also seeks to bring people with disabilities into mainstream employment as opposed to finding them employment in congregated settings within social enterprises.

Rehab Enterprises-Pre-Budget Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee SPCRI Rehab Enterprises-Pre-Budget Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee SPCRI

This pre budget submission will give the service users of the Rehab Group an opportunity to highlight and address some of their key concerns prior to budget 2023.

In June of this year Rehab Group carried out 26 in depth focus groups with over 220 of its service users from across the country. In these focus groups we discussed what life is like for people with disabilities in an Ireland in the depths of a Housing and Cost of Living crises in 2022. We listened as they passionately outlined the difficulties they face in the current climate and the solutions they implored the Government to put in place.

Please read our submission and our Easy Read version below

Rehab Pre Budget Submission 2023 PDF

Rehab Group Pre Budget Submission 2023 Easy Read

This is an Easy Read document that will explain the key and most relevant points of Budget 2023.

Budget 2023 ER

Budget 2022 was announced on Tuesday, 12 October 2021.

This document sets out a short summary of the main changes that will affect the people who use Rehab’s services in an Easy Read format.

Budget 2022 ER2

The following submission sets out the priority areas that Rehab Group and, in particular, the people we support would like to see tackled by the Government in Budget 2022.

In our submission we draw on the lived experience of the 10,000+ people supported by Rehab, and we use the organisation’s wealth of knowledge on these issues. From that lived experience, we set out some of the priority areas that need to be addressed to tackle these issues in Budget 2022 and bring Ireland into line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Rehab Pre-Budget Submission 2022

Pre-Budget feedback ER

Rehab Research – What do People with Disabilities Wat

Each year, Rehab asks the people using its services about what would make a difference in their lives in the forthcoming Budget. In this submission, Rehab presents its asks in relation to social welfare payments, the cost of disability and employment to the Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands. This is informed by the feedback we received from 33 focus groups held in 21 counties across the country.

Rehab Group Budget 2022 – Submission

Pre-Budget feedback ER

Rehab Group supports over 10,000 people each year through a wide variety of social care, specialist training and other services. We especially focus on services for people with disabilities and people experiencing disadvantage.

This pre-Budget submission seeks to give voice to the concerns of the people who use our services.

Pre-Budget Submission 2021



The Rehab Group made a submission to the Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands regarding Budget 2021 to advocate for adequate income supports for persons with disabilities in the coming year.


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