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"As experts on their own behalf, family caregivers should publically share more of their experiences"
Approximately seven percent of people in our society are family members, who look after a loved one in need of care. They accept personal and social responsibility that is oftentimes not sufficiently recognized. To support family caretakers, Brigitte Bührlen founded the WIR! Stiftung pflegender Angehöriger. REHACARE.de spoke with the Chairwoman about networks and self-confidence."As experts on their own behalf, family caregivers should publically share more of their experiences" - Read more
[19/11/2014] The European Network on Independent Living – the European Coalition for Community Living (ENIL-ECCL) launched a shadow report, which seeks to provide the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with information that will be of assistance when assessing the extent to which the EU has complied with its obligations under Article 19 of the CRPD.ENIL: Is the European Union competent to ensure access to independent living? - Read more
[14/11/2014] The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and Centre for Independent Living Sofia (CIL Sofia) publish a training manual on peer support for independent living.Training manual on peer support for independent living - Read more
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[03/11/2014] Over the past few decades, the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities has significantly increased. Right now, the first generation of seniors with learning disabilities is coming of age. Individual and age-specific needs are also changing, as we get older. Especially the living environment should meet these needs. More and more specialized living accommodations are being developed."Elderly people with or without disabilities live as neighbors" - Read more
People with learning disabilities (so-called intellectual disabilities) or physical disabilities are growing older and older. An increasing life expectancy makes way for new challenges. Senior citizens are coming up on barriers or experience restructuring in their daily life. A sign that society is not ready for them yet. How do they handle these changes?When people with disabilities grow old - Read more
[20/10/2014] In a new survey, Mencap reveals that people with a learning disability have a political appetite and want to vote, but many are excluded from the process and aren’t able to exercise their democratic right.People with a learning disability have a passion for politics, but face exclusion - Read more
Invitations instead of exclusions, noticing barriers and breaking them down – that’s the goal of the Online Gallery Insider Art. Bea Gellhorn is the first chairwoman of the registered association Insider Art and knows how important it is to appreciate artists with disabilities. She spoke with REHACARE.de about the importance of art per se and the public perception of artists with disabilities."Artists with disabilities usually fall through the cracks" - Read more
These days everybody is talking about inclusion. But the living community Brücke Krücke in Bonn, Germany, has a much longer history of being inclusive. REHACARE.de had a look on site.Simply awesome – On a visit in a living community - Read more
[06/10/2014] Young people with intellectual disabilities have won backing from key United Nations (UN) figures for their right to have a voice in decisions about their lives. In one of the best attended UN side events ever held in Geneva, members of two UN committees heard compelling testimony from four young people with intellectual disabilities and a passionate belief in their right to be heard.Young people with intellectual disabilities make an impact on leading United Nations figures - Read more
Children love being on the move and conquering the world on their own little feet. In many cases restrictions in mobility thereby need not be a reason for not participating in such pleasurable moments. Often it is simply a question of using the right aids and appliances so that also girls and boys with a disability can unlock new realms of experience and develop a higher degree of independence.Running and playing with disability – aids and appliances for children with motor restrictions - Read more