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Párbeszéd to Submit Draft Resolution Aimed at Improving Situation of Disabled People

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.12.04.

The opposition Párbeszéd party will submit to parliament a draft resolution that would guarantee disabled people access to the services they need, Tímea Szabó, the party’s group leader, said on Tuesday.

Under the resolution, the deinstitutionalisation of mental health care would have to be carried out in line with European Union regulations, Szabó told a press conference, marking the International Day of Disabled Persons. Family caregivers would be entitled to the same amount of subsidies irrespective of whether they are caring for children or adults with disabilities, she added.

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The proposal also calls on the government to remedy the situation of disabled children in state care, harmonise the accessibility plans of Hungary’s municipalities and devise a strategy for digital equal opportunity, she said.

In the featured photo: Tímea Szabó. Photo by Attila Kovács/MTI