Independent Living Definitions

ENIL has adopted a set of definitions, which seek to explain what the Independent Living movement means when we refer to: “independent living”, “personal assistance”, “deinstitutionalisation” and “community-based services”. They make the point that to live independently means having the freedom of choice and control over one’s own life and lifestyle. They state that Independent Living is for all disabled people, regardless of the type of impairment they have, and point out that “group homes” for people with disabilities are incompatible with the Independent Living philosophy. Promoting these definitions is an attempt to ensure correct implementation of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘CRPD’), which sets out the right of people with disabilities to live independently. We ask you to show your support for these definitions by filling in this form.

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302Helga BrunNorway
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291Katie CraggUnited KingdomGMCDP
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287Nina ByrneIrelandCenter for Indpendent Living
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