Community based Rehabilitation

Community Based Rehabilitation

“A community that excludes even one member is no community at all”

Persistent change and improvement can only be achieved when not only the child with disabilities itself and the family is involved, but also the surrounding community. Attitudes within the whole community have to change to provide equal opportunities. Parent support groups and child rights clubs are our most valuable tools to develop interventions and reduce stigma together with professionals, based on the community settings.

Uganda Society for Disabled Children through its partners facilitates community based rehabilitation. Hospitals and health care workers are provided with resources and equipment to be able to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Parents are trained in providing home based care and produce necessary equipment locally and cost effective. Through the network of parent support groups skills and techniques can be shared and parents can learn from each other as well as support each other.  Together, they can raise awareness within the community and reduce stigma.