ethos of CILK
The Social Model of Disability, The Twelve Basic Needs and Equalilties
The social model
of disability identifies the various barriers that people with impairments
face as the real cause of disability - not impairment itself. Barriers
may be caused by the physical environment, by inflexible or inappropriate
services, or by attitudes.
have identified twelve basic needs which, if met, would enable them
to fully participate in society. CILK will campaign for and/ or promote
services to facilitate these.
1. full access to the environment
2. a fully accessible transport system
3. technical aids/ equipment
4. accessible/ adapted housing
5. personal assistance
6. inclusive education and training
7. an adequate income
8. equal opportunities for employment
9. appropriate and accessible information
10. advocacy (including self advocacy)
12. appropriate health care provision
The work of the organisation will link with these basic needs.
CILK exists to help
its members, and others who share its philosophy, to be self-advocates,
to take control over their own lives, to have real choice, freed from
the prescriptive services of government agencies.
Our job is whatever
is required to support other disabled people get a life - from campaigning
for change to developing new services in the control of the people who
need and use them.