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              • Two women, the one on the left is sitting in a wheelchair, are enjoying a ride on the London tube, conversing and laughing with eachother. The woman on the right is holding a red lollipop.

                Advisory board supporting the London Transport Authority in accessibility matters

                The Independent Disability Advisory Group advises Transport for London, the main provider of public transport in Londong, in identifying and addressing issues and barriers to accessing public transport. In 2020, the 10 members of the group acted as consultants on 53 projects, like reconstruction of train stations.
                Transport for London Authority, Independent Disability Advisory Group, United Kingdom

              • Peer counselling as an approved profession

                With the help of the regional Independent Living Centre, Upper Austria introduced peer counselling as a social profession in 2008, and it remains the only region to do so worldwide. Since 2009 more than 70 professionals have been certified. In 2014, 76 peer counsellors offered up to 1,320 hours of service per week.
                Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, AMENDMENT OF THE SOCIAL PROFESSIONS ACT, Austria

              • Finding employment by profound training

                Trainings include theoretical modules and a period of job sampling in the open labour market. The course material was written for and in collaboration with intellectually disabled people. There are no formal assessments, as many of the young adults are illiterate. Approximately 35 adults are trained each year.
                Living Link, South Africa

              • Supportive Housing: Helping young adults to live independently

                Supported Housing assists young adults with intellectual disabilities to become involved in community and social activities. Once they are transitioned into their apartments, they are provided with a care coordinator who teach them to live independently and who are continuously involved in their overall well-being.
                JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Israel

              • Free personal assistance proves cost-effective

                The services provided are designed to be sufficient to fully support all areas of the participants’ lives, covering self-care, household care, study, work, mobility, leisure, travel, etc. on a 365-days-a-year basis. A study showed that for every €100 of public funds invested €91.64 is returned to the government via work and taxes.
                ASPAYM - Association of Paraplegics and Persons with Severe Physical Disability Madrid, Spain

              • Two men appearing to have different severity of muscular dystrophy seated in their electronic wheelchair inside a hospital room with a hospital bed on the right side of the photo and a light source behind them.

                Pioneering deinstitutionalization by involving broad networks of stakeholders

                The ‘Project for the Future Liberation and Deinstitutionalization of Muscular Dystrophy Wards’ is a Japanese NGO initiative that supports people with muscular dystrophy to live a life in the community. Since its launch in 2019 ten people have left institutions and are now living in the community.
                Project for the Future Liberation and Deinstitutionalization of Muscular Dystrophy Wards, Pioneering a de-institutionalization programme by involving broad networks of stakeholders, Japan

              • Two men use technical support by Exper, enjoying themselves and being guided by a man.

                People with intellectual disabilities train peers to use digital media and ICT

                PIKSL Mobil is a peer-to-peer teaching approach. People with intellectual disabilities are trained in the use of digital technology and in training other people. Equipped with technical equipment, these trainers then teach other persons with disabilities and seniors living in residential facilities to use digital media independently.
                PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, PIKSL Mobil, Germany

              • Helpline and platform on personalised care

                The project provides advice and information on community-care direct payments, creating an individual budget, securing social service funding, and employing personal assistants. A free download area on the website and a bi-monthly newsletter share personal stories and Q&A sections with a broad audience.
                Disability Rights UK, United Kingdom

              • Service IT-platform available in several European countries

                In 2015, Helpific started a web-based IT-platform that connects people who need assistance in independent living to local volunteers and paid support. The IT-platform enables people to post requests as well as offers of support in a variety of categories. In 2018, Helpific had more than 6,200 registered members.
                Helpific Estonia, Estonia

              • Training for an active role in society

                Freedom School is a five-day, interactive summer course with 18 disabled participants (plus personal assistants) focused on developing talents and skills for self-advocacy and implementing personal projects that can contribute to the better participation and self-determination of people with disabilities.
                Independent Living VZW, Belgium