In this section, we showcase good practices on community-based services supporting independent living to users, allowing them to make real choices on where to live, who to live with and how to live.
Zero Project and EASPD collaborated to pubish a report of best practices on Social Innovations in Early Childhood Intervention.This first edition of the Zero Project Analysis covers eight outstanding Innovative Practices on Early Childhood Intervention, with a focus on Central and Eastern European countries.
See the report here.
- Tenenet Community Centres (Slovakia) - Perspective from a support service
"Community support for all"
- Fundacio Tutelar De Les Comarques Gironines (Spain) - Perspective from a user
"Multi-level support enabling independent living"
- Personal Assistant budget in Flanders (Belgium) - Perspective from a parent
"Self-directed support scheme"
- Plataforma Educativa: Support to the Autonomy (Spain) - Perspective from a support service
- Agency for Social Development "Vision" (Bulgaria) - Perspective from users & support services
"Support to inclusive education and leisure activities"
FECSKE Service in Hungary
The Fecske Service is a program that supports families caring for a disabled person’s life and social integration. For that, the program provides home care and accompanying services in a flexible and reliable manner. Read more
FECSKE Website: http://www.fecske.kezenfogva.hu/
Video presentation of FECSKE (Hungarian version)
Housing with Care and Support in England
The Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) provides care to help people maintain their independence, support to enable people to lead fulfilled lives and a range of accommodation to ensure vulnerable people are able to live safely and securely. Read more
More at Care and Support Website.
Introductory video on Care and Support services from NCHA (English version)
vzw den achtkanter in Belgium
The main objectives of vzw den achtkanter are to enhance quality of life and promote social inclusion through the transition from residential living to community living; from day care to supported employment and increasing the collaboration and support with “mainstream” services. Read more
More at vzw den achtkanter Website.
Video on vzw den achtkanter services (Dutch version)
More information about Independent living and Inclusion on EASPD Website.