The Shut In campaign worked to get get all Australian governments to deliver on the commitment to close all institutions once and for all. We want an end to the segregation, congregation and isolation of people with disability from the community.
There has long been a commitment by governments in Australia to provide community based accommodation services to people with disability.
Over time this commitment had decreased to the point where a number of governments had redeveloped old institutions and provided congregate models of care to people with disability. This is in breach with the Australian Government’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Watch the Shut In campaign videos below.
Kim Walker talks about what living in an institution is like.
Jan Daisley speaks about why she left an institution.
Meg Sweeney talks about being a community visitor and parent of a child with disability.
John Le Breton talks about people with disability living in the community, and the devolution of an institution.