Article 19

Living independently and being included in the community

This article stipulates that persons with disabilities have the equal right to live in the community. Measures shall be taken to facilitate full enjoyment of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community through access to services to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation from it.

Examples of CRPD Article 19 good practice case studies are available on the Making it Work Good Practice database  To view these good practices, click on the following link: Article 19 Living independently and being included in the community

The key lists below highlight important documents and resources from Source that are particularly relevant to Article 19 of the CRPD.