! Understanding communities
Dysfunctional communities !
disability service organisations ! An alternative model ! Community research ! Community survey
Our Community: Disability, Community and
The Disability Services
is grounded in the theory of Social
Valorisation (SRV) (that people with
disability are disadvantaged and our goal is to provide them, as much
as possible, a better way of life).
These pages show that ...
more severe the disability, the more dependent the person is on
support mechanisms to fulfill the persons needs.
Organisations that support people with disability often take an active
role in intervention (in looking after people with high support needs),
while the community takes on a more supportive role.
By understanding the roles of the Government, the community,
organisations and service providers, the buildings and finally Social
Role Valorisation (SRV), strategies and solutions can be found so the
person has the opportunity to participate in activities and share
experiences, develop permanent connections and relationships, and have
valued lives within each community that he/she participates in.