Aware of the paradigm shift and the new approach introduced by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), SUPPORT plans to contribute actively to the implementation of the UNCRPD provisions. Within our lifespan the Foundation has developed an innovative support approach in collaboration with other service providers and stakeholders aligned and committed with Human Rights that contributed to build a more inclusive society in our region.
To achieve our goal, SUPPORT uses every legal tool in our legal framework as a mechanism for Support Decision-Making – we are primarily appointed as Guardians, Curators or Assistants, according to the Catalan Civil Code – by developing our role with the least restrictive approach from the individual’s autonomy point of view. These support mechanisms allow each individual to be more autonomous in taking decisions about their life.
We conceptualise and carry out our daily practice enabling individuals to exercise choice and control over the way they want to be supported, promoting self-autonomy and providing global support to foster their social inclusion. We try to ensure protection and safety of the supported individual avoiding complete abandonment and neglect.
To further advance in this endeavour, SUPORT is reviewing and adapting all its internal procedures by executing a supervised quality assurance plan pursuing to reduce interventions limiting Human Rights.