Ratzka Adolf:

National Personal Assistance Policies: What We Need and How to Work for It?

2020/2 | #direct payments #Independent Living #national policies #personal assistance | DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2020.2.2

Members of the disability movement need to work for national personal assistance policies in their countries. The paper examines following questions: What features must these contain in order to be empowering and how can disabled activists work for such policies? What do we expect from such a policy? What can personal assistance do for the lives of people with disabilities? The author outlines a strategy to work for a decent society and comes to the conclusion, that people with disabilities are profoundly ordinary people because, like everybody else, they need to live, love, and work among their friends and family in the community – with personal assistance.