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Tough struggle for personal assistance in Iceland

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Westberg, Kenneth.  2010.  Tough struggle for personal assistance in Iceland.
Only about fifteen people receive personal assistance payments in Iceland, but new legislation is under discussion and interest is rising. According to representatives of the newly formed NPA Center cooperative, however, there is resistance within the disability movement. In addition, the personal assistance agreements may be too miserly because of the economic crisis. Today special housing solutions dominate the scene with common personnel groups, where according to Embla Agustsdottir from NPA Center, it is hard to live an independent life.

Disability Studies Conference at Lancaster University, UK

ILI’s Adolf Ratzka presented a keynote address at the Disability Studies Conference at Lancaster University, UK  September 7-9  2010.

2GoDirect - The experience of two people using a direct payment to employ a Personal Assistant

Egan, David.  2010.  2GoDirect - The experience of two people using a direct payment to employ a Personal Assistant. Center for Independent Living Carmichael House, Dublin, Ireland.
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The experience of two people using a direct payment to employ a Personal Assistant. ‘Direct Payments’ is a generic term used to describe the provision of funds by the State, directly to people with disabilities, for the purpose of purchasing a range of supports and services. These services typically include personal assistance, therapies, and aids and equipment. Direct payments enable people with disabilities to employ individuals, directly or indirectly, to assist them with their everyday tasks.
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The foundation in memory of Rolf Bergfors

The foundation in memory of Rolf Bergfors allocates grants for 100.000 SEK in total for projects promoting the efforts of the IndependentLiving movement. More information about the grants

Judith E Heumann i amerikanska utrikesdepartementet

Interview with Arthur Klimchenko, 22 years, Kaliningrad - "Personal assistance would certainly be good, but I would be afraid of being dominated"

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Westberg, Kenneth.  2010.  Interview with Arthur Klimchenko, 22 years, Kaliningrad - "Personal assistance would certainly be good, but I would be afraid of being dominated".
Arthur Klimchenko lives with his parents in the Russian city of Kaliningrad, he would like to leave home, but says that it is not possible because of his finances and his disability. When personal assistance is described for him, he sees the benefits, but he is also afraid that the assistants would decide over him, because of how persons with disabilities are viewed in Russia. He is also afraid that many disabled would stop doing what they are capable of doing and just exist, eating and sleeping.

Attitudes to people with disabilities are negative in Russia - Interview with Sergey Kiselev, Chairman of Apparel

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Westberg, Kenneth.  2010.  Attitudes to people with disabilities are negative in Russia - Interview with Sergey Kiselev, Chairman of Apparel.
In Kaliningrad there are no home help services, people who need practical help but cannot get help from relatives or friends live in institutions. Sergey Kiselev, Chairman of the Apparel would like to see personal assistance introduced in Russia.

Clone of Välkommen

Välkommen

 

The Independent Living Institute has many more documents in English

Independent Living Institute (ILI) vill vara den svenska och europeiska Independent Living-rörelsens tankesmedja. Vi utvecklar lösningar för självbestämmande, självrespekt och värdighet och försöker påverka socialpolitiken i den riktningen.

 

TA PLATS 2010

  2010 är året!    

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4 events name, organisation and email

Report from Independent Living seminar in Stockholm 2009: Networks on Personal Assistance and Public Transport Access

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Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2009.  Report from Independent Living seminar in Stockholm 2009: Networks on Personal Assistance and Public Transport Access.
During the weekend of November 14-15 2009, before the European Union's Equality Summit, the Independent Living Institute hosted an international seminar in Stockholm with participants representing Independent Living organisations from Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden as well as the European Network on Independent Living, ENIL. We discussed the need for starting a Europe-wide network on personal assistance. Participants analysed the issues facing personal assistance users across Europe today as well as the tools and resources at our disposal for meeting them.

Anmäl dig till Independent Living Institute’s evenemang serie

Personer med synskador ombes majla en lista över evenemang man vill delta i till davy.gaeremynck@independentliving.org

Bilder från internationell konferensen i november 2008 för att fira 25 år av Independent Living i Sverige

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In English

Bilder av Finn Ståle Felberg, ULOBA, Norge (high resolution versions available on request): http://felberg.org/uloba_12 och http://felberg.org/uloba_13

Bildspel gallerier

De första bilderna med text från 28 november och 29 november 2008
(av Miles Goldstick)

Photos from the 25 years of Independent Living in Sweden International conference 28-29 November 2008

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På svenska

Photos by Finn Ståle Felberg, ULOBA, Norway (high resolution versions available on request): http://felberg.org/uloba_12 and http://felberg.org/uloba_13

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