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Unapei is an Inclusion Europe member from France

Unapei works to make life better for people with
intellectual disabilities.

In France, people with intellectual disabilities do not find
the support they need.

So they go to Belgium to receive this support.
They often leave their family to live in Belgium.

Unapei says that French people with intellectual disabilities
should receive the support they need in France.

They ask the French Parliament to vote to give more money
for the support of people with intellectual disabilities in France. 
 

 

Unapei, Inclusion Europe French member, just launched a large campaign calling for adequate support of persons with intellectual disabilities in France.

In France, people with intellectual disabilities face a lack of adequate support. Thousands of them are forced into “exile” in Belgium to receive the support they need. This issue affects adults but also children. France needs to find support solutions for persons with intellectual disabilities in the country, allowing them to live with their families instead of promoting a forced exile to Belgium.

This week, the French national Parliament started a discussion on the budgetary law on social security for the year 2016. Therefore, Unapei is raising awareness on the situation faced by persons with intellectual disabilities, emphasizing the need for an appropriate allocation of funds to ensure adequate support of persons with intellectual disabilities in accordance with article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Unapei has created an online petition, you can support their action here (in French).

You can also find out more about the campaign here.