The Hand in Hand Foundation has been working since 1993 for a tolerant society in which the individuals with disabilities can live with dignity. Our primary task is to promote the cause of the people with disability, especially the ones who lives with mental disability and the most disadvantaged backgrounds as well as the ones lives with multiple disabilities. We contact with the disabled people via their environments, directly and indirectly, in all phases of their lives involving family, experts and welfare organizations or by addressing the society as a whole.
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Society - Accept it, accept me
If you would like to support the realization of our mission and do something useful for a tolerant society, please support our Accept it, Accept me project by sending cash donation. The project has been operated by our Foundation for the sake of integrated society and the acceptance and emancipation of the disabled persons since 2005.
Hand in Hand for the disabled people / individuals with disability!
De-institutionalisation & the increasing personalisation of services are changing the skills & attitudes support staff need in the EU care sector. Social care employers across the EU see that big changes are required so that services become person centred & driven by the values of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) such as rights, inclusion, choice & independence. http://www.easpd.eu/en/content/emisc-european-mentoring-social-care
Our project “Lights on Rights! A Focus for Reflection on the Promotion of Active Citizenship of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities” is part of the European Union strategy on Disabilities. Moreover, 2015 will be a year in which we will be informed of the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe. With this project we intend to "illuminate" the rights, emphasize them, publicize them and divulge them. The state of affairs for ID people is that their full social inclusion and active citizenship are not yet a reality, but future challenges. The policies to remove physical barriers have not been extended to the overcoming of mental barriers. All innovative models of care suggest that ID persons, currently mere recipients of support, have to become contributors for the common good.
The EU and its member states are all committed to a policy of de-institutionalisation (DI) and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD) and the EU’s own 2020 Disability Strategy. DI is a challenging policy and the 4 main partner nations in this project (FI/RO/HU/UK) are at different stages along the way. They have come together to share their experiences and learning and to promote the idea that people with disabilities are ‘experts by experience’ and can, with appropriate help, contribute to the task of retraining staff and residents of institutions in the process of moving out into community based settings.