“Nothing About us...... without us”
Lobbying

We lobby government and service providers for change that will make our society a place that is accessible to all people.

We believe that every disabled person has the right to have choices and control over their lives and to live an independent life.


Where Independent Living is achieved:

PWD have an opportunity to cease social welfare payment through their potential Employment
PWD can contribute more to the growing economy as both employees and employers
Through employment PWD can obtain credit to purchase property etc., which in turn feeds back into the economy
PWD can form loving relationships and families where their children will become the employees and employers of the future
With the Personal Assistant Service, the spouse or immediate dependants of PWD has the option of entering employment - traditionally they were required to forgo such options to assist PWD.
Personal Assistants also feed back into the economy with their taxes
The expertise of PWD can be drawn upon by town planners and developers from the outset to design inclusive built environments - thus saving the state the considerable cost of having to adapt the built environment at a later stage. Many of these changes have positive effects for parents (with pushchairs) and elderly people in the community also.
PWD are no longer residents in homes or institutions at the expense of the state
State owned residential institutions can be sold and the assets accrued deployed towards other uses

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