This manual aims to contribute to better understanding of networking as a powerful tool for raising awareness and challenging stereotypes and prejudice towards disabled people, for building capacity of stakeholders (disabled people, families and carers, professionals or policy-makers and the community in general) and for advocating for social inclusion and independent living. It was developed as part of the project ‘Empowering Belarus CSOs to advocate for social inclusion and promote participatory decision making for people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in 6 regions of Belarus’. You can find a copy of the Manual in Russian here.
The Manual was written as part of the ILNET project, implemented by ENIL in partnership with the Centre for Independent Living – Sofia and the Initiative for Human Rights in Mental Health (RUSIHAK). It was written by Debbie Jolly – a disability rights activist, co-founder of Disabled People against Cuts (DPAC) and a member of the ENIL Board.
This toolkit was developed by the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, to assist the Governments and other stakeholders in using the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to move away from institutional care to independent living.
The Toolkit provides information about the history of Centres for Independent Living, how they are defined, on the basis of which principles they work and how they can be established by disabled people.
The Myth Buster on Independent Living deals with some of the most common misconceptions about disabled people, independent living and personal assistance.
This guide is aimed at disabled people’s organisations, law enforcement agencies, national human rights institutions, media and other stakeholders. It was prepared with input from the Croatian Disability Ombudsman’s office and OSCE/ODIHR.
This training manual brings together materials developed for the Peer Support Training held on 21st June 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
This publication outlines what ENIL thinks needs to happen to improve disabled people’s life chances and support us to achieve our goals and aspirations. It was published on the occasion of the European Elections in 2014.
The ENIL Election Toolkit has been created to outline the importance of voting in the European Elections in May 2014 and to support you in how to identify voting for a candidate that aligns with the independent living philosophy.
The ENIL Election Toolkit has been created to outline the importance of voting in the European Elections in May 2014 and to support disabled people in identifying candidates that support the right to independent living.
This training manual brings together materials developed for the study session “Young People with Disabilities as Future Leaders of the Independent Living Movement” which was organised by ENIL and the European Youth Department of the Council of Europe and was held on 21-28 October in Strasbourg, France.
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This manual was developed by the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, to assist the Governments and other stakeholders in moving away from institutional care to independent living.