INCLUSIVE POLICIES FOR DISABLED, OTHER DEPENDENT PERSONS AND THEIR FAMILIES
COFACE-Disability leaflet EN
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was founded by COFACE in 1998 to improve the representativeness of people with disabilities and their families. To-date, it brings together more than 20 national associations, all members of COFACE.
COFACE-Disability’s mandate is to help people with disabilities achieve fulfilment throughout their entire lives, in particular within their family context. Its member organisations actively work together to see that a policy for family carers is mainstreamed across all EU policy spheres. COFACE-Disability advocates a central place for families in policies on disability.
COFACE-Disability fights for sufficient, appropriate care provision and services, close-to-home and home help services for people in need of care to be made available in all Member States, but it also asks for resources, assistance and provision to be harmonised within the EU.
COFACE-Disability believes that the mainstreaming of disability-related policies should be considered a priority on the EU Policy Agenda, so as to avoid the disparities impeding freedom of movement to families with members in need of support needs and subsequent discrimination.
Published on 16 May 2007
Updated on 15 Oct 2012