To Live Independently and Be Included in the Community

The UNCRPD recognises – “The equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community, including by ensuring that:

Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement.

Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential, and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community.” Article 19 – United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

To an Adequate Standard of Living and Social Protection

The UNCRPD recognises – “Community services and facilities for the general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs.”

“The right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing, and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions …. And access by persons with disabilities to public housing programmes….” Article 28 – United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

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