Community Based Services Contact Person: Arijit Ghosh, Head

IICP has played a critical role as a catalyst for the development of services for persons with disability, particularly Cerebral Palsy. The ethos of partnership is reflected in IICP’s work in Kolkata slums that commenced through a participatory action research project in 2000. In this project, IICP teamed up with three renowned development organisations working for health and education in the slums. From six slum sites, the programme now covers twenty three slums, and has helped to motivate field workers, families and the community to include persons with disability in mainstream life.

Between 1994 and 1999, IICP partnered development agencies in initiating and developing services in each district of West Bengal. More recently Community development projects focusing on disability and development in rural and semi-rural communities in the districts of West Bengal are conducted in partnership with three development agencies and a well reputed corporate house.