ENIL-ECCL held its first in a series of webinars on the 26th January 2018, with 20 people attending. The aim of the webinar was to help us all think about what works, so that we can think about taking steps in our own countries or in our organisations to begin real work to close institutions. We heard from two presenters:
Miroslav Cangar, Slovakia
Miro’s presentation was about the basic facts and information on deinstitutionalisation in Slovakia and what positive work they have done. He also presented an example of partial deinstitutionalisation of a social care home in Slatinka, and their way of making deinstitutionalisation happen with limited funding and resources. At the end of his presentation, Miro shared links to two movies about people who lived in the social care home in Slatinka and who moved from institution to community.
John Dalrymple, Scotland
John shared some de-institutionalisation lessons learned from the programme to close “long-stay learning disability hospitals” in Scotland, 1995-2005. His perspective was drawn from the experience of working first as a local authority commissioner and later as a support service provider.
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Should you have any questions or if you wish to contact one of the presenters, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Nic Crosby or Ines Bulic.