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Call for practices! EASPD wants you to share your experience in providing services for older persons with disabilities

With 46% of the older population (60 years old and over) having a disability and with persons with disabilities living longer, there is an increasing demand on support services that cater to the needs of older persons with disabilities. To ensure the full participation of older people with disabilities, it is essential to provide person-centred support services that address both age and disability-related needs.
To support the provision of such services EASPD will be holding a conference  “Ageing and Disability: Shaping the Agenda of Tomorrow” in Brussels on the 21st and 22nd of March, 2019
EASPD and ECCE would like to invite service providers to share their experiences in developing and/or providing care and support services to older people with disabilities, be it persons with disabilities who are growing older or persons acquiring disabilities as they age.
We are looking for practices that can reflect the challenges and opportunities of linking services for older people and services for persons with disabilities. This includes challenges and opportunities at different levels:

  • Policy level (e.g. legal frameworks and regulations, interaction with regulatory bodies, funding systems)
  • Organisational level (e.g. management of services, workforce training)
  • Individual level (e.g. needs and wishes of service users)

 Selected applicants will be invited to present their cases at the conference, on the 21st and 22nd of March 2019 in Brussels. Travel & subsistence costs of presenter will be covered by organisers.
Applicants must be able to present their experiences in English, prepare a presentation of 20 mins max. and send PowerPoint slides 1 week before the event
To apply for this call, please submit your application by filling in the template here and send it to Asel Kadyrbaeva at before: 13/01/2019
If you have any queries concerning this call of practice, please contact Asel on the above e-mail.

To read the call for practices in pdf click here.