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Theme report for Disability #38162 Public

Created for Bristol Disability Equality Forum 8 months ago

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India Open Grants by Paul Hamlyn Foundation #582122

This Fund seeks to meet our strategic aim to enable vulnerable communities living in priority geographical areas to improve their lives.

Many communities in India have inherent strengths which are often overlooked when modern development frameworks are used to view them. They have closely knit societies, progressive views and approaches to resource utilisation and sustainability, and are extremely conscious of their relationship with the environment. Their traditional knowledge has relevance to modern ways of living.

But traditional communities face many challenges. They are riven by attitudes that promote inequality, mostly due to caste. They are strongly patriarchal and not necessarily democratic in their outlook. The opening up of spaces, development of infrastructure, particularly roads, and hegemony of the modern development paradigm have all led them to become vulnerable. They are now unfortunately living on the margins and have been excluded in the development process.

Movements, over time, of people to urban centres, driven by economic forces, have transported some of these issues to urban centres. Urban development concerns emerge largely around building a balance between the hugely important roles that migrants have and will play and the ability of urban centres to provide for them. Addressing the concerns of the urban poor is a significant development challenge, but knowledge and experience is far less than for rural settings.

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Proposal
Title
Ensuring Disabled people's voice and influence in their local communities
Description
The needs of Disabled people are often overlooked or poorly understood, usually because: - service providers work in silos, making decisions without regard to the cumulative impact e.g. cutting community transport at a time when 50% of qualifying Disabled people are losing their higher rate mobility allowance; withdrawing companion bus passes without considering the impact upon social care provision; spending thousands on accessibility features that Disabled people could have told them wouldn't work, had they been consulted.
Support type
Revenue - Project
Amount sought
Between £9,000 and £20,000
Area of benefit
Local - United Kingdom
Themes
Community improvement and capacity building • Building and places • Inequality and discrimination • Older people • Disability
Recipient
Name
Bristol Disability Equality Forum
Type
A charitable organisation - Charity registered in England and Wales
Country
United Kingdom
Area
Bristol, City of
Annual income
£10k - £99k
Operating for
4 years or more