Community Based Rehabilitation – CBR is a Community supported program for the benefit of persons with disability of that community using available resources from that Community. Rehabilitation is a process which takes the person with disability on the road towards achieving maximum / or near normal status in physical, mental and social life.
Objectives of CBR:
To gain a respectful place for PWD.
To train and make PWD financially independent.
To help achieve their rights.
Integration of persons with mental challenges
Functions of CBR:
To conduct house to house survey.
To train PWD as per his capacity.
To conduct camps for assessment and supply of aids and appliances.
To get ID cards.
To supply dressing material to PWD.
To liaise with PHC – CHC and NGOS in the field required.
To create awareness.
To encourage forming self help groups.
To organize assessment clinics. To start small units for training and treatment of C.P., M.D. Children and others. To create self help group. To create awareness through street play, exhibition staff etc. To encourage income generating activities and gain respectful place for PWD in their community.
Maharshi Ashtavakra Yojana:
Maharshi Ashtavakra Yojana is a Community Based Rehabilitation Programme covering disabled persons of Mandvi Taluka funded by Department of Social Justice and Empowerment.
“CBR involves measures taken at the community level to use and build on the resources of the community level to use and build on the resources of the community, including the impaired, disabled and the handicapped persons themselves, their families and their community as a whole”.
CBR is cost effective, individual need based and result oriented