One of the hardest tasks facing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is bringing along a change in attitude and perceptions about disabilities. Mostly these are the result of prejudices that have been consolidated over many years. Psychological barriers are the hardest to break down. The objective of the module is to create awareness and encourage discussion and redlection about disability in order to better understand the principles and the values of the human rights approach to disability.
MODULE II- KEY MESSAGES
Social service providers for persons with disabilities must play an active role in developing high quality and enabling social services systems to ensure that the UN CRPD is implemented. Social Services providers must think and act on how they can provide solutions, rather than hinder access to their human rights for persons with disabilities. The module demonstrates that despite the important disparities between the social services systems in Europe, all countries face issues in terms of teh implementation of ther UN CRPD. This means that stakeholders involved in the disability field must continue to advocate for polictical commitment and support for the implementation of the UN CRPD at all levels, including at European level.
MODULE III- KEY MESSAGES
The UNCPRD has led to a new legal framework with consequences for the local political level. However, it cannot be expected that new legal prescriptions are automatically transferred into changes of given local structures and day-to-day practices. Processes of implementation need active initiation. Local planning can lead to adequate policies for an “inclusive community” that respect diversity, local developmental paths and provide conditions for accessible infrastructure and inclusive services for persons with disabilities.
MODULE IV- KEY MESSAGES
Service providers strive to deliver high-quality services promoting the
full participation and inclusion in society of all persons with disabilities. Support services play a key role in enabling people to enjoy
their human rights on an equal basis, beyond disability or any other factor. To this end cooperation and networking in the field of social service
provision are necessary. Political
reasons: to represent the sector, to stand for transparent and sustainable
legal frameworks and to influence society positively for living in the
reasons: to provide services according to the needs of persons with disabilities and to stand for users’ rights
cooperation of different service providers. To improve decision making, control and the quality of services for persons with disabilities organisationsa and need an integrated an integrated system of informaton.
MODULE V- KEY MESSAGES
Creativity and creative thinking is a skill that often has been brought into a context of mysticism or vagueness. However creativity is a grounded skill that consists of 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. It is the ability to produce something original and useful and appropriate for the context it has been created for. We use the creative process of service design in order to structure our thinking. A complete outline of this process will be offered in this course.
MODULE VI- KEY MESSAGES
Social services are subject of an intensive demand for
quality and effectiveness. All the European Member
States have embarked upon a so-called process of modernisation of their social
services. The common challenge in this process is to tackle the tensions
between universality, quality and financial sustainability. As results of the modernisation, the social sector is developing into a more open and competitive free market. In a market which is diverse and which has a large variety of services, the service users have an increasing need to know which the best offers are and which organisation assures quality and value for money.
MODULE VII-KEY MESSAGESServices for disabled people should be aligned with the UN CRPD Article 19
Service providers should support individuals on the basis of personal needs, choices and aspirations.
Personalized services should empower the user.
Service providers should be drivers for inclusive societies and bridge-builders towards mainstream services.
Service providers should provide demand-steered support services, financed through direct payments and personal budgets, instead of support packages.
“Nothing about us without us” – means full participation of disabled people in the creation, delivery and evaluation of services
MODULE VIII- KEY MESSAGES
We live in a transformational era that focuses on change and creating value through innovation. This transformational era can be described on teh basis of five characteristics: the person is central, organisations are streamlined, information sytems are performance- based, quality improvement is a continuous process, and participative leadership. This module will help service providers understand the challenges they need to face today and equip them with the knowledge they need to evaluate and execute the necessary prositive transformation in their work in accordance with the quality of life approach to service delivery.
MODULE X - KEY MESSAGES
The objective of the module is to give an overview of the main project-related funding instruments for service providers and useful information on how to access funding to develop innovative ideas, to learn from one another and exchange best practices on developing new solutions and responses to increasing social needs and challenges.