Welfare reform

Find out how Northern Ireland's welfare system is changing.


The welfare reform bill was introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 1 October 2012 and proposes radical changes to Northern Ireland’s welfare and social security system.

Find out about the proposed changes and what they could mean for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.


Disability and Carers Briefing

Download the Welfare Reform Bill briefing on the key issues for people with disabilities and carers in Northern Ireland by the Welfare Reform Group.

Committee for Social Development: Call for evidence

The Committee for Social Development is scrutinising the Welfare Reform Bill as part of the Bill's legislative progress through the Northern Ireland Assembly. On 31 October Mencap gave evidence to the Committee.

Welfare Reform Group

The welfare reform bill was introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 1 October 2012 and proposes radical changes to Northern Ireland’s welfare and social security system.