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Managing change from institutional to community care john halloran ceo european social network

European Social NetworkSocial Services In Europe

Managing Change: from Institutional to Community Care

John Halloran CEO

European Social Network

www.esn-eu.org


European social network who we are and what we do

European Social NetworkWho we are and what we do

Who we are:

>> An independent network for social directors and senior professionals in public services.

>> 88 Members in 29 countries – associations of social directors and professionals, municipalities, counties, regions, research institutes and regulatory agencies

>> Supported by the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS 2007–2013).


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European Social NetworkWho we are and what we do

Together with our members:

>> facilitate good practice exchange

>> bridge the gap between European policy-making and local care practice and management.

>> deliver social policy and social care practice knowledge

>> advocate empowerment of users, across service boundaries and quality in service management.


European social network a vision for the future

European Social NetworkA vision for the future

Vision of future social care system

>> Listeningto service users and carers and communities

>> Partnership that respects dignity and rights

>> Everyoneshould have control over their lives

Care in large institutions is not compatible with this vision


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European Social NetworkA vision for the future

>> A hidden population living in long-stay institutions:

1.2 million persons with disabilities

300 000 persons with mental health problems

150 000 children

>>While an institutional setting may provide physical security (food, shelter), it also fosters dependency, over-protection and exclusion of service users and cannot offer the sense of well-being that stems from being included in society


European social network developing community care

European Social NetworkDeveloping community care

ESN’s work on the transition from institutional to community care

>> Seminar and Working Group on Developing Community Care

>> High-Level Advisory Committee on Developing Community Care>> Training Programme on transition focusing on Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia>> Member of the European Expert Group on Transition from Institutional to Community Care


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European Social NetworkDeveloping community care

‘Managing Change’: Training programme for New Member States

>> Aim: Launched in November 2011, to provide participants with the expertise in strategic planning and operational service management to develop the principles, values and skills necessary to develop modern community-based services and close institutional care services

>> Participants: 16 individuals from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia>> Profile: public sector directors and middle management; from national ministries and some NGO providers


Esn s report on developing community care

ESN’S Report on Developing Community Care

ESN published a new report entitled ‘Developing Community Care’

>> Makes the case for community care, outlines the first steps in deinstitutionalisation and identifies key elements for good community care

>> Draws on policy material, practice examples and advice from ESN’s Policy & Practice Group on Developing Community Care (2009-2010) and its High-Level Advisory Committee on Developing

Community Care

>> Available in English, Polish, Czech, Hungarian

and Romanian.


Making the case for community care

Making the case for community care

There is a powerful case for the transition from institutional to community care:

>> Service users’ experiences

>> International human rights instruments

>> Social work principles>> The economic case


Taking the first steps towards community care

Taking the first steps towards community care

Deinstitutionalisation requires a vision for change and leadership, combined with the participation of all those affected:

>> Avision for deinstitutionalisation>> Local leadership>> Involvement of users, their families and the community

>> Funding


Managing community care challenges and opportunities

Managing community care: challenges and opportunities

Key elements for an effective and coordinated delivery of community care:

>> Strategic area needs assessment and planning

>> Information and advice

>> Individual needs assessment

>> Service capacity and availability

>> Choice

>> Quality assurance, inspection and improvement

>> Social inclusion


Managing change

Managing Change

Conclusion: Social Work and Deinstitutionalisation

IFSW: Social work promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships as well as the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. 

In solidarity with those who are dis-advantaged, the profession strives to alleviate poverty and to liberate vulnerable and oppressed people in order to promote social inclusion. 


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Managing Change

Conclusion: Social Work and Deinstitutionalisation

Please note; this is not just an issue for central Europe and Balkans but one for all of all of Europe and the World

The transition to community-based care is a major social change that will liberate vulnerable people and promote social inclusion.


Managing change from institutional to community care john halloran ceo european social network

THANK YOU!

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