Economic soundness of consolidated communities together with financial capacity allows to solve a wide range of problems of local citizens, including issues pertaining to barrier-free accessible environment for persons with disabilities. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said this, opening the Government's meeting.
The issue of policy on persons with disabilities and the introduction of new initiatives for their social protection was one of the topics of the meeting.
"The problems of people with disabilities should and must be solved jointly," Volodymyr Groysman stressed. "The whole environment should be adapted for people with disabilities. And we cannot put this question away for later. This matter must be solved now. New residential buildings, roads stores are being built in communities. And it is to build buildings by taking into account universal design, so that children with disabilities could come to school, and be able to attend classes, dining rooms, and a bathroom. The main thing is understanding of the problems. And the task is to get people with disabilities could live a full life. "
At the same time, the Prime Minister stressed the need of financial support for people with disabilities, the abolition of senseless demands, in particular, regarding the confirmation of disability, and increase of pensions for people with disabilities.
Speaking about the effectiveness of the authorities in the context of solving the problems of people with disabilities, the Head of Government recalled the work of the Government Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Raisa Panasyuk, who through perseverance persuaded the Government to approve necessary decisions, including changes in state constructions regulations in terms of creation of accessible and barrier-free environment.
"Raisa Panasyuk taught many people how to treat people with disabilities. We must continue to remember that it is our duty - to do everything with a good heart ", the Prime Minister underscored.