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ENIL Task Force on Independent Living meets for the first time ENIL Task Force on Independent Living meets for the first time

On 25 May the ENIL Task Force on Independent Living meet for the first time, online on Zoom. 25 members of ENIL and allied ...

UN Committee Slams Finnish Authorities over Personal Assistance UN Committee Slams Finnish Authorities over Personal Assistance

In a key decision the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the UN overturned the decision by public authorities in Finland ...

Fighting for Personal Assistance in Norway Fighting for Personal Assistance in Norway

Spring time symbolises great activity in ULOBA. 2022 is no exception as we work for better personal assistance, the incorporation of the CRPD and ...

Explainer: Difference between Personal Assistance and Home Care Explainer: Difference between Personal Assistance and Home Care

Personal assistance (PA) is a key prerequisite for Independent Living. Therefore, it is essential that policy makers, as well as training and commissioning officers, ...

Personal Assistance in France: An Update Personal Assistance in France: An Update

In France, the 2005 law gave us, among other things, the right to publicly-funded Personal Assistance. After filing a request to the local agency responsible ...

Building a Network of Personal Assistance Supporters in Turkey Building a Network of Personal Assistance Supporters in Turkey

What is personal assistance and how to make it a reality in Turkey? These were some of the key questions addressed during the two-day ...

Personal assistance Personal assistance

Personal assistance is purchased through earmarked cash allocations for disabled people, the purpose of which is to pay for any assistance needed.

First Results of ENIL’s Independent Living Survey Available First Results of ENIL’s Independent Living Survey Available

On 10 December, the Human Rights Day, the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL published the first results of the Independent Living Survey. ...

Italy is fighting for the right to Independent Living Italy is fighting for the right to Independent Living

On June 8, 9 and 10 synchronized marches took place in 15 Italian cities to protest against the lack of funding for personal assistance. Despite several laws for the inclusion of disabled people in the society and the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, Italy is still lacking a national program for independent living