Guarantees the protection of people with disabilities in Greece
Location: Greece, Athens
“We continue to guarantee the safety and quality of life of people with disabilities”
The National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP) has represented people with disabilities and chronic diseases since 1989. They continue to keep member organisations updated on government measures for people with disabilities, and it would have taken much more than COVID-19 to prevent them from doing their job. “We remained fully operational following the Ministry of Health’s ‘We stay at home’ campaign. Our staff began working from home and responding to telephone enquiries every day,” says Ioannis. With his colleagues, Ioannis made concrete proposals to the Prime Minister, relevant ministers, members of Parliament, and even regional and local authorities, taking into account the new challenges faced by people with disabilities. To this day, their goals remain unchanged: protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, chronic diseases and their families, guaranteeing their safety and quality of life.