The Danish Association for the Disabled
The Danish Association for Disabled (DHF) is a user-managed organization that with its 10,000 members is one of the largest organizations for the disabled in the country.
Most of our members have a physical disability, but anyone can become a member of DHF.
Our mission is to improve conditions for disabled people so that we can live on equal terms with other members of society.
As a member of the Danish Association for the Disabled you receive the member magazine Handicap-nyt 6 times a year.
Handicap-nyt is also available on audio tape.
The Danish Association for the Disabled offers many interesting services, including:
- advice and guidance in our two regional offices in Odense and Aabenraa
- lots of exciting activities in our local branches
- summer cottages for rent around the country
- courses on welfare rights, access conditions, organization techniques, public relations and information
- seminars and conferences on handicap issues
- summer and Christmas holiday breaks at our training and holiday centre on Funen
- posters, books, stickers, postcards, T-shirts etc.
The aim of the Danish Association for the Disabled is to create a society for everyone. A society where disabled people have the same rights as others in accordance with the UN's Standard Rules on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.
We work for:
- a free choice of accommodation
- good education with no restrictions on choice
- access to the labour market on an equal footing with others
- adequate home help
- suitable aids and appliances
- transport services for the disabled
- public transport that is accessible to the disabled
- access public facilities e.g. museums, cinemas, libraries
- lobbying of politicians and official bodies
- active support for the disabled in the Third World
The Danish Association for the Disabled (DHF) has about 50 local branches that lobby local authorities about living conditions for the disabled.
DHF is actively engaged in local and county boards and committees, including the disability board, senior citizens board, complaints board and co-ordinating committee
The local branches also offer a broad range of member activities, including social policy meetings, lecture and film evenings, evening classes, holidays in Danmark and abroad, excursions, social evenings with things like bingo and parties.
In addition to the about 50 local branches, the Danish Association for the Disabled has four national groups: the Parents Group, the Youth Group, the Association of Amputees and the Spinal Cord Injuries Association. The Danish Association for the Disabled produces information packs that provide details about the special groups.
The Association's address
Dansk Handicap Forbund
Hans Knudsens Plads 1 A, 1.
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel.: + 45 39 29 35 55
Fax: + 45 39 29 39 48
Giro: 6 00 34 35