Lázsló Bercse talks about deinstitutionalisation- Easy to read

Lázsló Bercse is vice-president of Inclusion Europe and chair of EPSA. Lázsló Bercse talked about deinstitutionalisation in Czechia. 

Lázsló Bercse talks about deinstitutionalisation in Czechia- Easy to read

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Lázsló Bercse is vice-president of

Inclusion Europe and chair of EPSA 


Lázsló Bercse talked about  

deinstitutionalisation in Czechia.  

Deinstitutionalisation in Czechia

Czechia has done a lot for deinstitutionalisation.


1,000 people moved from institutions

to community-based services.


Many institutions are closed.

A lot of knowledge and experience

Community-based services can provide

 knowledge  and share experiences with others.


There are many experienced and motivated people

working to change deinstitutionalisation.


Many regions are very active and

do a lot to support deinstitutionalisation.

Lack of clear direction

There is a lack of direction and control

of deinstitutionalisation in countries.


Deinstitutionalisation should

be spread all over the countries.


There are 12,000 people with

disabilities living in institutions.

Normal housing


People with disabilities should use existing

housing and support services.


Lázsló Bercse finds it very

useful to use your own money

to pay for houses.


To make sure people with disabilities 

can choose the best support services.


Support services must

be free for everyone.


All institutions should be closed.


People with disabilities should be able to

use places that they have as their houses.

Better use of European Union’s money

NGOs have to use European Union‘s money for

support services, education, and to raise awareness.


The European Union should control better

their money to help people with disabilities.


Involve self-advocates in deinstitutionalisation

Self-advocates should participate in deinstitutionalisation.


Self-advocates should say their ideas and needs.


Self-advocates should decide

where, with whom, and how to live.


Guardianship should end.

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