It is well known that "care" institutions of this kind are not suitable for living and represent a danger to the safety of their residents. The causes of the fire now must be investigated properly, and the survivors must get a chance to live in the community.
The world is not designed for people with intellectual disabilities. We already knew it, but we thought putting together several absurd situations that happened during quarantine would prove this even more.
Inclusion Europe president Jyrki Pinomaa wrote a letter about the Coronavirus emergency, expressing his concern about the situation but, at the same time, discussing how to keep in touch and stay focused on our priorities.
Last January, Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa was interviewed by David Klimeš for the Czech news-server Aktuálně.cz. They talked about deinstitutionalisation, rights of people with intellectual disabilities and the use of EU funding to improve the social system in the country.
Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa wrote a blog post about the interview he gave to the Czech business newspaper Hospodářské noviny. Milan was interviewed about the tragic death of 8 men with intellectual disabilities in a “care home” in Czechia and discussed the issue of institutions in the country.