Individuals with an Intellectual Disability quite often have limited knowledge of their own financial affairs. We are actively working to change this based on a Human Rights approach to disability.
In the past people with an intellectual disability have not been considered able to make decisions about how to manage their money. Thankfully, this perception is changing as we support more people with an intellectual disability to live inclusively in their own communities and with the right supports. A considerable amount of people with an Intellectual Disability have proven very capable of managing their money.
The Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon have piloted a training programme in 2009 and 2010 called Money & Rights Training. Click here for more information.
For some useful resources in working with people around the issue of money see below:
- Inclusion Ireland have developed an excellent and useful online tool for supporting people to learn about their money & rights, click here:
- Citizen’s Information are also a valuable resource for all people in the community in accessing their rights around financial issues