From Culture of Caring to Culture of Enabling: How..
From Culture of Caring to Culture of Enabling: How to Co-produce Services for People with Intellectual Disability
Date du début: 1 nov. 2015,
Date de fin: 31 déc. 2017
The ENABLE project “From Culture of Caring to Culture of Enabling: Co-produce Services for People with Intellectul Disability” will be developed through the implementation of a co-production framework and related methodology and will, as an outcome, develop an Inclusive Training/Learning Platform on how to co-design, co-deliver and co-evaluate services for people with ID together with: services users, families, professionals in disability and local community representatives.
ENABLE considers the current model of top-down delivery of social services throughout the EU Member States to be endangered through the impact of austerity measures on financial sustainability and through being a model predicated on the belief that professionals need to take care of the most vulnerable in society and consequently creating a dependency culture of passive consumers and a “them and us” culture between service providers and service consumers. The co-production approach abandons the traditional deficit model and its focuses on defining and meeting needs of passive recipients in order to provide opportunities for personal growth and development of people who are recognised in terms of their personal attributes, knowledge and experience and are treated as assets and equal partners. The ENABLE project through the development of the Inclusive/training Platform will improve and extend the offer of high quality learning opportunities tailored to individual adult learners, and will include innovative ways of delivery through high quality inclusive digital and face to face training with the aim to offer new and innovative approaches to knowledge transfer and reduce disparities in learning outcomes affecting disadvantaged learners.
The methodology of co-production will be implemented through the creation of Assemblies-Focus groups that will bring together a variety of stakeholders. The Assemblies dwill be comprised of 10 participants ( 4 service users, 2 family members, 1 manager, 2 social assistants and 1 local community representative).
ENABLE is innovative in the following way:
• ENABLE implements an innovative methodology to address target groups and build reciprocal relationships between professionals services users and other stakeholders
• ENABLE brings innovation in social services design and delivery through blurring/eliminating the distinction between producers and consumers in social services
• ENABLE provides innovative approaches to increasing the awareness and competences of professionals on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion challenges in the training environment
• ENABLE brings innovation in knowledge production and knowledge transfer with the aim to reduce learning disparities for disadvantaged groups;
Plan and deliver services together with users, families, communities in order to improve the quality of life of people with ID
Enable service users; families (and communities) to be equal partners within the planning and delivery of services - enhancing self-determination of the user
Provide opportunities for personal growth and development to users with ID, so that they are seen as assets, not burdens on a system.
Ensure organizational commitment, creating the “culture” of coproduction in partner organisations
Promote inclusive learning and training materials for users, families and professionals
Regarding the benefit to service users from this project: ENABLE will directly and indirectly contribute to better fulfilment of the following rights enshrined in the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons; (art 3 a- General Principals Art 3 UN CRPD )
Full and effective participation and inclusion in society ( art 3 c)
Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity (Art 3 (d))
Will promote recognition of the skills, merits and abilities of persons with disabilities, and of their contributions to the workplace and the labour market ( Raising awareness Art 8 (iii) UN CRPD
Will promote the design, development, production and distribution of accessible information and communications ( Accessibility of Information art 9 UN CRPD)
Provide information disabilities in accessible formats and technologies appropriate to different kinds of disabilities (Freedom of expression and opinion and access of information art 21 UN CRPD )
Ensure that persons with disabilities are able to access, vocational training, adult education and lifelong learning without discrimination and on an equal basis with (art 24 UN CRPD education)
ENABLE strongly believes that the co-production in social service design and provision in EU could represent a unique opportunity to rethink the relationship between the citizen and the state, and invest in ENABLING societies.
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