“In many countries, and especially those who started the process of deinstitutionalisation some time ago persons with intellectual disabilities and people with complex support needs are most likely to still live in institutional settings.”
- “The situation of people with disabilities more generally has improved over time. However, this is not true for all people and more limited for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are more likely to be living in segregated or congregated settings and less likely to be experiencing real inclusion.”
- “The importance of self-advocacy, self-determination and supporting people with disabilities to demand their rights is highlighted, whether at an individual level with regards to their own or at a local or national lobbying.
People with intellectual disability are particularly affected by a lack of choice and control.”
Ending segregation of people with intellectual disabilities is the core of our work. This project contributes to it by providing a training for those who close down “care institutions”.
Technical information about the project
Project title: Together towards efficient and sustainable transition in social care
Application Registration Number: 2022-1-CZ01-KA220-VET-000085587
Date of implementation: 1 November 2022 – 31 October 2025
Beneficiary: Centrum podpory transformace, o.p.s., Czechia
- Inclusion Europe
- Fundatia de Abilitare Speranta, Romania
- Rada pre poradenstvo v sociálnej práci, Slovakia
- Viltis, Lithuania
The main objective is to create a comprehensive training programme focused on the management of deinstitutionalisation that will reflect current trends in social care across Europe.
Specific objectives of the project:
- To create an international platform focused on the management of the DI process and on the exchange and transfer of experience in the field of DI.
- To develop methodological guidelines on the management of the DI process.
- To develop a training programme on DI management.
- Establish a platform for the exchange and transfer of best practices related to deinstitutionalisation.
- Create a manual for managing deinstitutionalisation.
- Prepare a training programme for deinstitutionalisation management, including training for future trainers of the programme.
- Test the training.
The project is co-funded by the European Union.
- testimonies from survivors of institutions;
- Why are people with intellectual disabilities still at risk of institutionalisation?
- Persons with intellectual disabilities and with complex support needs most likely to live in institutions
- Tool to ensure EU funds invest in inclusion in the community
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