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Norway: “The upcoming legislation will be a disappointment”

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Westberg, Kenneth.  2011.  Norway: “The upcoming legislation will be a disappointment”.
In Norway, JAG Assistanse has four users to date, but after gaining approval as a BPA provider (Brukerstyrt Personlig Assistanse or user-controlled personal assistance) from 15 municipalities, operations manager Sidsel Maxwell Grasli expects strong growth. At the same time, she fears that JAG’s target group will be let down by the upcoming Norwegian legislation for user-controlled personal assistance.

Swedish EU parliamentarians urge more personal assistance in Europe

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[Anonymous].  2011.  Swedish EU parliamentarians urge more personal assistance in Europe. GP.

The October 1  2011 article Dismantle Europe's inhumane institutions in the daily newspaper Göteborgsposten urges European countries to provide people with disabilities with personal assistance and assistive devices, rather than relegating them to institutions.

According to the Swedish Members of the European Parliament at least 1.2 million people live in institutions in the EU and Turkey, which they consider to be contrary to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Spain - Assistance - available in Spain by law, but not in reality

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Erdtman, Emil.  2010.  Spain - Assistance - available in Spain by law, but not in reality.
Spain has had a law declaring personal assistance to be a right since 2006, but the law is not applied in practice. Instead there are various pilot projects. Catalonia has two such projects, one at the regional level and one operated by the Independent Living movement in the city of Barcelona.

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.

Spain - Spaniards are fighting for more personal assistance

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Erdtman, Emil.  2008.  Spain - Spaniards are fighting for more personal assistance.
Independent Living—or Vida Independiente, as it will be called in this article—has grown in Spain via the internet and is now running a pilot project with personal assistance in several urban areas.
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