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The Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities (TACD)

The Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities (TACD) is an independent body established in the Isle of Man under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1981 (an Act of Tynwald), as amended. Section 9(2) of the Act states:

‘(2) The Advisory Council shall consist of 5 members, as follows–

  1. 2 members of Tynwald appointed by the Council of Ministers, subject to the approval of Tynwald, one of whom shall be appointed by the Advisory Council as chairman;
  2. 3 persons, not being members of Tynwald, appointed by the Council of Ministers, subject to the approval of Tynwald, as representatives of interested statutory or voluntary welfare organisations with experience of work among, and the special needs of, chronically sick or disabled persons and including, if practicable, a disabled person or persons with that experience.’

The change of name from ‘Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Committee’ to ‘Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities’ was approved by Tynwald and came into effect on 1st July 2009. More information email:

Other Areas that may be of interest

The Department of HeSocial Care have pages covering Learning Disabilities to the FAQ's for Caring and Support.

Isle of Man Airport have a page dedicated to Disabled Travellers, and covers all aspect to help meet your travel needs.

The Employment Rights section of the Department of Trade and Industry covers disability in the work place in their Equality at work web page.

The Department of Infrastructure's Highways Division covers information required to obtain Reserved Parking Places and Permits for disabled persons.

The Manx Foundation for the Physically Disabled and The Disability Access Office are also available to assist you.

Access Office
Masham Court
Victoria Avenue
Douglas, IOM
Tel: 01624 619937
Fax: 01624 670821
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