The purpose of the publication is to ensure EU funds contribute to independent living and inclusion in the community.
The checklist helps in designing policies and funding for:
- Transition from institutional to family-based and community-based services for children, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems and elderly persons;
- Development of quality family-based and community-based services;
- Prevention of separation of children, including with disabilities, from their families.
The document can be a really useful tool for deciding about what kind of social care services are useful for inclusion, and what kind of service set-up is better avoided because it leads to segregation.
I was leading the work on behalf of the EEG, alongside co-authors from Hope and Homes for Children.
Published in November 2019.