Community based inclusive development focuses on the needs of people with disabilities, including children living in poverty and their families.
Community inclusion for people with disabilities enables access to opportunities such as livelihood (getting decent work), education, rehabilitation, health care, mental health support services and social opportunities. This approach also draws on governments to contribute and support ongoing services necessary to fulfil the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
People with disabilities living in poverty often experience the most extreme forms of inequality, exclusion and isolation. Our community-based programs work to remove the barriers that limit people with disabilities from participating in society and enjoying the same human rights as everyone else. Community inclusion for people with disabilities recognises that rights happen at multiple levels — individual, community and society. This ensures that health, education, mental health care initiatives, jobs, and social services are accessible to all men, women, boys and girls with disabilities.