Strength-based Working and Community Led Support

Sue Wald tells us about the ‘Strength-based Working and Community Led Support’ approach that focuses on having an initial conversation with a person in need of support, rather than immediately focussing on a formal assessment.

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Strategic Plans should promote social inclusion and social services quality

Meritxell Benedi tells us how Catalonia's Government is currently adopting a new Strategic Plan for Social Services for 2021-2024 that will function as the roadmap for the Catalan Social Services.

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Building a positive narrative around social services

Lea Suoninen-Erhiö is strongly committed to promoting a positive narrative around social services. In her opinion, we should take every chance to communicate our work to highlight the role and meaning of social services.

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Everyone has the right to a decent living

Luc Kupers is proud that social inclusion is one of the main topics guiding local policy of Ghent. He tells us about a well-implemented support system of the federal state that provides additional financial aid for people in need.

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Luc Kupers, Vice Chair of EXELLO and Deputy General Manager of the City of Gent.
EXELLO, Belgium