Personal assistance

Jan 28, 2014,

From Le Court to Strasbourg: Fighting for Independent Living for 30 Years

On 17 January 2014, the Southampton Centre for Independent Living – SPECTRUM held an event to celebrate 30 years since John Evans left an institution and started to live independently. Numerous independent living activists, from both the UK and abroad, gathered in Southampton or sent messages, paying tribute to John and saying “thank you” for…

Oct 30, 2013,

New Personal Assistance Table – Holland

The European Network on Independent Living is still collecting tables on the situation of personal assistance from all European countries and is pleased to be able to add the table from Holland. ENIL would like to thank Ms. Jose Smits for her work producing this table. There are now twenty one tables on the ENIL…

Nov 30, 2012,

European Foundation Centre Launches Study

The EU crisis seriously compromises the rights of people with disabilities and a study now brings us evidence to show that this is indeed true. On November 6th 2012, the European Foundation Centre launched a study entitled: “Assessing the impact of European governments’ austerity plans on the rights of people with disabilities”. The study reveals…

Aug 21, 2012,

Law on PA in Slovenia: Process of Adoption – Elena Pečarič

As you may know, YHD has collected the required number of signatures of voters to be able to put the Law on Personal Assistance into the process of adoption through the instrument of civil initiative. On the 14th June 2012, we immediately sent the text of the law into the decision making process. With that…