Personal Assistance

Personal assistance in Germany, overview and external links

English
Independent Living Institute.  2014.  Personal assistance in Germany, overview and external links.

Around 2000 people have personal assistance financed through personal budgets in Germany. Germany has a population of 80 million so 2000 PA users are not very many.

Links:

The ANED country report on the implementation of policies supporting independent living for
disabled people for Germany.

 

Personal assistance in Finland, overview and external links

English
Independent Living Institute.  2014.  Personal assistance in Finland, overview and external links.

Finland (population 5.4 million) has personal assistance. In 2013 there were  15,217 personal assistance clients.

Links: Personal Assistance in Finland - legislation, implementation, statistics and challenges for the future,  Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, 2015

Statistics for Personal Assistance 2017 -2014, SOTKAnet Statistics and Indicator Bank

Personal assistance in Norway, overview and external links

English
Independent Living Institute.  2014.  Personal assistance in Norway, overview and external links.

There are 3000 people getting personal assistance in Norway (2012 total population 5 million). Figures from ENIL state an average of 47 hours per week for members of one cooperative assistance provider (2013).

http://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/2014-06-20-41
(The legal amendment granting right to personal assistance)

http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/hod/dok/regpubl/prop/2013-2014/Prop-86-L-20132014.html?id=758644
(proposition for changes to the law)

Personal assistance in Belgium, overview and external links

English
Independent Living Institute.  2014.  Personal assistance in Belgium, overview and external links.

According to the  ENIL Personal Assistance Tables for Belgium there were 2112 PAB (personal assistance budget) users in Flanders (nov 2012) and 250 PAB users in Wallonia. 6000 more people are waiting for a personal assistance budget. Belgium has a population of 11 million people.

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