by T Lorenzo, E van Pletzen, M Booyens
Rural and Remote Health 15: 2919, (Online) 2015
Disability-inclusive development embraces a philosophy of social inclusion and a set of values that seeks to protect the human dignity and rights of persons with disabilities. It requires a workforce equipped with skills to work intersectorally and in a cross-disciplinary manner in order to operationalise the community-based rehabilitation guidelines that are designed to promote delivery of services in remote and rural areas. Community Disability Workers (CDWs) potentially have a unique set of competencies that enables them to facilitate disability-inclusive community development in rural areas.