The „Live independently - in a community” research team is the cooperation between ten physically disabled people and four allies. The group has begun its work in September, 2016 with a participatory action research. The aim of the research is to find out what opportunities physically disabled people have in Hungary today regarding independent (that is, in no way institutional) housing with the help of interviews, questionnaires and through the analysis of those affected and experts working in the field. We believe that everyone has a right to independent living.
Our research tries to find out why this can’t be achieved in Hungary today, and if it happens, what kinds of problems disabled people face in their everyday lives. We would like to offer suggestions and solutions to reach compromises that are acceptable to everyone in the fields of public transportation, employment, support services, which are all crucial for independent living for disabled people (too).
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