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Demand plan for recording the number of people with disabilities in Burgenland and their need for support

The lack of data on people with disabilities makes it difficult for the Austrian provinces to plan and develop future services in the interest of those affected. Despite the call of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and the associated obligation of the States Parties to collect information, statistical data and research studies in order to enable future planning, there is still no standardised national collection tool.

In order to (further) develop services and offers on the basis of valid data in a needs-oriented manner in the future, the Province of Burgenland has commissioned the NPO Competence Center to conduct a study on the number of people with physical, intellectual and mental impairments as well as sensory disabilities. In addition to the number of persons, the respective support needs are also determined. Furthermore, self-advocates as well as representatives of the supporting organisations accompany the project within the framework of a participatory process and thus have the opportunity to express their opinion on the current situation as well as their wishes for the future.

Based on the current situation, prognosis calculations for the years 2025 and 2030 will be made and needs assessments in terms of the UNCRPD will be carried out. For this study, the NPO Competence Center can draw on its expertise already gained in similar projects for the province of Lower Austria and Upper Austria.

Results will be available in summer 2022.

Detailled information about the study's process

Ultimately, the determined and projected data are not only important for the state's disability services, as they can be used as a basis for determining the exact needs for places in care facilities, independent living forms, assistance services, or also services in the field of employment and work, but also for the facilities and institutions active in this field. These, as well as the scientific community in the field of persons with disabilities, will be able to draw on the results of the study and use them to improve the services and participation of persons with disabilities.

The results are expected to be available in mid-2022. The publication will be exclusively in aggregated form, i.e. summarised in categories, such as age groups, for Northern, Central and Southern Burgenland. It will not be possible to trace data back to individuals.

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Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. Christian Grünhaus

Christian Grünhaus

Academic Director, Senior Researcher (prev. Schober)
Responsibilities: Work and research focus: Evaluation, SROI analyzes, financing, donation behavior, job satisfaction and motivation, care for the elderly, care for the disabled and accessibility
Mag.rer.soc.oec. Selma Sprajcer

Selma Sprajcer

Responsibilities: Disability and accessibility issues, volunteering, civil society, scientific monitoring of projects