EASPD co-organised today a High-Level Meeting to discuss the state of play of social services during COVID-19
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EASPD's latest snapshot report identifies the main challenges experienced by such service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the sector shifts to meet the current circumstances, the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) calls on the EU and Public Authorities to recognize the role technology in the delivery of high-quality support and empower service providers to unlock its potential, with the appropriate funding and resources, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EASPD calls on the European Institutions to consider more carefully the needs of persons with disabilities, family caregivers and social care providers in the lifting of containment and economic recovery measures.
47 MEPs: Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative must fund support services for persons with disabilities
In a letter published today, 47 Members of the European Parliament demand that the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative ensures funding for support and care services for persons with disabilities.
The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities calls for the European Union to take immediate action to ensure that EU funds reach social services on-the-ground to mitigate the crisis.
EASPD strongly urges the European Union to develop a coordinated response to counter the social impact of the COVID-19, with a dedicated focus on the care and support needs of persons with disabilities, older persons, children, homeless people and other persons with support needs and their families.
The European Association of Service Providers for persons with Disabilities (EASPD) welcomes the initiatives of the European Commission in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, yet, is concerned about the lack of provisions for the social care and support sector.
On 5th-6th March EASPD and its partners co-hosted the fourth annual EURECO Forum, to discuss how we can achieve inclusive healthcare services for persons with disabilities.
Today, EASPD launches its latest report: “Staff Matters: from care workers to enablers of change” which summarizes the conclusions of the Helsinki Conference “Staff Matters: Disability Workforce of Tomorrow”