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Theme report for Disability #38707 Public

Created for Freedom For Wheels over 1 year ago

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India Open Grants by Paul Hamlyn Foundation #584814

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
Improving independence and quality of life for disabled individuals
Description
We work to supply specialised equipment and rehab services that are not affordable to individuals without support to regain independence through our qualified trustees within this area to ensure safe and correct support.
Support type
Other - We are looking for funding to cover funding equipment and specialised services for individuals as well as funding for the longer term to set up a rehab centre build, etc to include Hydrotherapy and other specialisms to disabled and stroke rehab patients that can’t afford ongoing therapies
Area of benefit
Local - United Kingdom
Themes
Children and young people • Older people • Disability • Physical wellbeing, diseases and disorders • Isolation and loneliness
Recipient
Name
Freedom For Wheels
Type
A charitable organisation - Charity registered in the Uk
Country
United Kingdom
Area
South East
Annual income
Less than £10k
Operating for
4 years or more