Today’s society is more and more diverse and every one of us needs to find its place. Physical and mental health problems are no longer a barrier to full-fledged life independently and also in society as a whole.
By providing support and promoting social inclusion, we are getting a stronger and smarter society in general. Our strength is tolerance, shared experience and understanding of people’s’ needs and opportunities.
However, nearly everyone faces hardships and difficulties at one time or another. But for people with disabilities, barriers can be more frequent and have greater impact. Here is the definition of barriers as being more than just a physical obstacle:
Factors in a person’s environment that, through their absence or presence, limit functioning and create disability. These include aspects such as:
- a physical environment that is not accessible,
- lack of relevant assistive technology (assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices),
- negative attitudes of people towards disability,
- services, systems and policies that are either nonexistent or that hinder the involvement of all people with a health condition in all areas of life.
Often there are multiple barriers that can make it extremely difficult or even impossible for people with disabilities to function. Here are the seven most common barriers. Often, more than one barrier occurs at a time: attitudinal, communication, physical, policy, programmatic, social, transportation.
Social protection promoting people with disabilities and social inclusion plays a key role in realizing the rights of persons with disabilities of all ages: providing them with an adequate standard of living, a basic level of income security; thus reducing levels of poverty and vulnerability. Moreover, mainstream and/or specific social protection schemes concerning persons with disabilities can have a major role in promoting their independence and inclusion by meeting their specific needs and supporting their social participation in a non-discriminatory manner.
Social protection from a rights-based approach must accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. Traditional disability-related social welfare schemes have mainly focused on poverty rather than taking into account specific challenges faced by persons with disabilities; particularly active participation in education, access to health and employment. Previous methods of addressing benefits for persons with disabilities have shown limited progress in overcoming the deeply-rooted social structures and practices that hinder opportunities for persons with disabilities. Consequently, social protection needs to move beyond traditional welfare approaches to intervention systems that promote active citizenship, social inclusion and community participation while avoiding paternalism and dependence
What more can we do to manage people with disabilities and social inclusion program?
- With your support we can make a big impact to help people with disabilities and social inclusion by making a research to collect and analyze the main tendencies about this topic to suggest the best solutions for these problems and educate the worlds activists, volunteers and organizations who support this issue, as well humanity.
- In our research we will include themes like information and referral, social skills development workshops, community integration activities, support groups and family respite, defence of individual and collective rights and many more. As well we will include themes like poverty reduction schemes, cash transfer programmes, social and health insurance, public work programmes, housing programmes, disability pensions and mobility grants. We will also develop educational programs and campaigns for all the society to face this issue and problems / solutions regarding it.
- A firm, kind attitude is a sign of the distinction of modern society. None of us has to hide and everyone has the opportunity to live up to their maximum abilities and desires. Our main goal is to support this target audience with concrete and lasting initiatives.
We invite you to choose the amount of the donation. Your support will be for the promotion of people with disabilities and for social inclusion.