The benefit of working together for the delivery of social services
Graham Owen tells us about three themes of the FSS and a new legislation that the organisation was engaged, aiming to produce modern regulations on preventive work, accessibility of social services, and ensuring that services are based on evidence and best practice.
Equality and efficiency: guaranteeing equal rights and possibilities for every citizen
Camilla Blomqvist introduces four approaches which help employees and managers in Gothenburg to communicate with each other and with different groups, and a political plan that was established by the City of Gothenburg based on core international frameworks protecting the rights of persons with disabilities.
Promoting autonomy of children and young people with intellectual disabilities
Marie-Claude Sirois highlights a practice guideline published by INESSS in December 2019 titled ‘For improving autonomy in intellectually disabled young people aged 6 to 21’. The guideline gathers evidence-based practices to improve the autonomy of children and young people in all areas of life.
Improving children's futures
Kristen Witte tells us about the ‘Leave no child behind!’ project. Since 2012, the Foundation has partnered with the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and 40 municipalities to improve children's prospects for development, regardless of their background, and provide them equal opportunities.
Individual plans for young people integration
Sérgio Lopes Cintra tells us about the 'Community Integration Team,' a project established in 2018 to support 100 young people between the age of 16 and 25 referred by the family and children court or child protection services.
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.
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.
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.
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.