Welcome to the Horizontal Issues Knowledge Centre!
Here you will be able to find regularly updated database of theoretical and practical materials & resources on Horizontal Issues for service provision to people with disabilities, such as :
- Policy and Legislation
- Quality of Services
- Funding of Services
- Users' involvement and Co-production
You'll also be able to find information related to several EASPD projects. At the moment, the projects available are:
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Initial report of the Slovak republic on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This document represents the initial UN CRPD report of Slovakia after the implementation of CRPD.
Initial Research on In-work Poverty in the Social Service Sector Provision
This report is based upon desk-top research into the working poor in Europe in general and 13 countries in particular (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom), with a particular focus on the social services sector.
Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme
Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) is a partnership programme between NHS England and the Local Government Association. It is a pillar of the NHS Five Year Forward View, and supports the improvement, integration and personalisation of services, building on learning from personal budgets in social care and progress with personal health budgets.
Integrated Social Services in Europe: Report
DescriptionThis report is the result of a two-year project led by a group of experts, aiming to examine the integration of social services to other selected public services.
Job Creation Potential of the Social Services Sector
Thi article sums up the job creation potential in social services, which is increasing due to demographic changes in Europe, while this sector faces public expenditures cuts.
Joint Understanding of Co-Production
In the disability field, co-production is an inclusive working practice between experts by experience (users), organisations being of support, public authorities and, if relevant, families and other stakeholders. This document presents three main elements for co-production in the disability field, proposed by EASPD.
Ken Robinson- About Education and Creativity
This is a motivational speech on education and creativity by Ken Robinson.
The KidsRights Index is the annual global index which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. It comprises a ranking for all UN member states that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and for which sufficient data is available, a total of 165 countries. The KidsRights Index exists of 5 domains: Right to Life; Right to Health; Right to Education; Right to Protection; Enabling Environment for Child Rights.
Life Stages of Creativity
Creativity develops through age-related stages. Children and adolescents explore ranges of creative skills, but rarely contribute professionally to any discipline. Disciplinary creativity is often dependent on prior childhood play and learning, but is manifested mainly in maturity. Total creative productivity tends to increase until middle age and declines thereafter. Effective (high impact) creative productivity is usually limited to a few years and rarely correlates with total productivity.