B-HART, Make a Difference!
Welcome to B-HART
B-HART is a social enterprise with the goal of promoting positive cultural change in the disability sector by elevating the understanding and application of human-centred and human rights-based approaches.
Our mission is to elevate a human-centred and human rights-based model of management, leadership, and service practices, as the preferred practice model throughout the disability sector.
At B-HART, we are dedicated to transforming human rights from principles and policy to accessible practice standards for service providers and service participants alike. We are a service for providers of disability supports and services and we do this in partnership with both providers of services and people living with disabilities.
If you’re visiting our website, it might be out of curiosity, but we are hoping it's because you yourself are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people living with disabilities and value the transformative potential of Human Rights-based approaches.
Our mission at B-HART is to elevate human rights–based policies, practices, and approaches as the benchmarks of all care and support services and management practices in the disability provider sector.
B-HART stands for human rights-based accreditation, resources, and training.
At B-HART we acknowledge the unique and inspiring journey the disability movement and the disability care and support sector have been on since Australia embraced the HOPE of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by ratifying it in 2007.
In 2013 Australia established the NDIS. The NDIS is Australia’s PROMISE to people living with disabilities that they will have control over the resources available to them for services and supports and access to an open marketplace for them to freely choose their services and supports.
BHART recognises how transformative this has been for many people living with disabilities and their families.
The UN Convention clearly describes disability as a concept. It is the way we look at people, judge them, make assumptions about them and decisions based on these assumptions, and how this is what disables them, not necessarily their impairment.
So basically, disability is a label we give people. Looking beyond this label is how we start to respect peoples human rights.