COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION (CBR)
The emergence of the concept of CBR is based on”If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. If you teach him to fish, he will eat for a lifetime.”
Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) focuses on enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families; meeting basic needs; and ensuring inclusion and participation. It is a multi-sector strategy that empowers persons with disabilities to access and benefit from education, employment, health and social services.
The process of CBR has its roots in the community and it derives subsistence from the community
NEED FOR CBR-
The need for CBR is not only to maximise physical and mental ability but also to ensure access to regular services and opportunities, to assist people with disabilities to actively contribute to their own communities, and to encourage community members to promote and respect human rights. The primary need for CBR is improvement of quality of life. It includes integrating and including in the main domain to provide non-discriminative environment for growth and development of people with disabilities.
OBJECTIVES OF CBR AT HCRA-
At HCRA, the CBR programme is cognizant and flexible so that they can operate at various levels to enable, empower and energise the child and their families towards seeking a common goal of child’s improvement.