Shut In campaign
PWDA steered the Shut In campaign to encourage all Australian governments to deliver on the commitment to people with disability to have the choice to move out of segregated accommodation and care facilities or decide on other housing options within the wider community.
The campaign called for an end to the segregation, congregation and isolation of people with disability.
There has long been a commitment by Australian governments 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 a breach of the Australian Government’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
- 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 parent of a child with disability
- John Le Breton talks about people with disability living in the community
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