Also known as Citizen centred this involves walking alongside people. Sharing the highs and lows of life and working on solutions together in partnership.
It concerns rights which all people deserve simply by the fact of their humanity. In Western and non western cultures the way this plays out can be different. One is individualised and can be isolating, the other very community based and more inclusive simply by it’s very nature. Neither is better or worse than the other. All has merit.
All humans deserve respect, we share the right to full universal access; equal opportunities; appropriate and timely support; the right to choice and control. These are fundamental rights, but sadly they are often severely affected by community attitudes, resources and services. They are affected by our tribe, our friends, our mates, our family members. Rights are absolute.