ESN draws the work of its working group on deinstitutionalisation to a close after its final meeting on 3-4 June held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The second meeting of the Mental Health Policy and Practice Group was hosted by the Danish Psychosocial Rehabilitation Information Centre , member of ESN.
Social services are under unprecedented pressure to respond to new needs arising from the economic crisis, whilst sustaining their efforts in relation to long-term challenges.
Being labelled by society and even by those in the caring services may be unintentional, it may come from fear or ignorance, but it will always be damaging, and should be tackled. But what is the best way forward?
ESN working group on children and families met in Brussels on 12-13 February 2009 to look at how family policies support vulnerable children.
ESN is pleased to present a working paper ‘Changing priorities: managing social services in times of crisis’. This paper presents evidence from ESN members and other sources about the impact of the economic downturn on social services...
The ESN seminar ‘Building Partnerships in Mental Health for Economic and Social Integration’ which took place in Madrid on 20th November brought together 60 delegates, almost half of whom were from Spain.
Is the placement of vulnerable people (such as children, elderly or the mentally ill) in institutions an optimal model of care for contemporary European societies?
How can local public social services achieve this? How can they help people to continue living their ordinary life as far as possible while meeting their needs?
The way we provide services is changing. Local public social services are developing new relationships with independent care providers.
Public managers of long-term care services are constantly making choices. They are striving to give older people greater choice over their care too.