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Article 28 CRPD

1. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions, and shall take appropriate steps to safeguard and promote the realization of this right without discrimination on the basis of disability.

2. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to social protection and to the enjoyment of that right without discrimination on the basis of disability, and shall take appropriate steps to safeguard and promote the realization of this right, including measures: a. To ensure equal access by persons with disabilities to clean water services, and to ensure access to appropriate and affordable services, devices and other assistance for disability-related needs; b. To ensure access by persons with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities and older persons with disabilities, to social protection programmes and poverty reduction programmes; c. To ensure access by persons with disabilities and their families living in situations of poverty to assistance from the State with disability-related expenses, including adequate training, counselling, financial assistance and respite care; d. To ensure access by persons with disabilities to public housing programmes; e. To ensure equal access by persons with disabilities to retirement benefits and programmes.

Synthesis report by Roy Sainsbury, Anna Lawson and Mark Priestley, on behalf of the Academic network of European disability experts (ANED), with contributions from the 35 country experts and comparative data provided by Stefanos Grammenos (separate file 'Adequate standard of living and social protection: statistical indicators), 2016.
Date: 23 January 2017. Topics
Final report prepared by Stefanos Grammenos from the Centre for European Social and Economic Policy (CESEP asbl) on behalf of the Academic network of European disability experts (ANED). Annex to the synthesis report on Social Protection by Roy Sainsbury, Anna Lawson and Mark Priestley, 2016. 
Summary overview prepared by Mark Priestley on behalf of the Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) - December 2012
Date: 13 September 2013. Topics
A synthesis of evidence provided by ANED country reports and additional sources - December 2010
Date: 27 July 2011. Topics
Annex to 'disability Benefits and Entitlements in European Countries: Mutual Recognition and Exportability of Benefits.' December 2010
Date: 27 July 2011. Topics
Mapping study on existing national legislative measures - and their impact in - tackling discrimination on the grounds of sex, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation
Date: 10 February 2011. Topics
Compiled by the Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) - state of affairs up to November 2009
Date: 10 February 2011. Topics
Compiled by the Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) - state of affairs up to November 2009
Date: 10 February 2011. Topics
Compiled by the Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) - state of affairs up to November 2009
Date: 10 February 2011. Topics
Synthesis report - updated edition November 2009 (first edition October 2008) by Mark Priestley.
Date: 10 February 2011. Topics
Report prepared for the Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) October 2009
Date: 10 February 2011. Topics
Implications for people with disabilities (PwDs) arising from the national policy developments during 2006-2008
Date: 10 February 2011. Topics