1. Implementation of the Self-Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) in the Netherlands and Catalonia (Spain) Steve Lauriks, Marta Ballester, Xavier Delgado Alonso, Coordinator of Social Inclusion and Cohesion Programmes. Directorate General of Social
1. Implementation of the Self-Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) in the Netherlands and Catalonia (Spain)
Steve Lauriks, Marta Ballester, Xavier Delgado Alonso, Coordinator of Social Inclusion and Cohesion Programmes. Directorate General of Social Services in the Department of Social Rights of Catalonia, Avedis, Donabedian Research Institute, Public Health Service Amsterdam, Spain, Netherlands
The SSM is a tool to measure the level of self-sufficiency of an adult person in their daily life. This tool has the potential to standardise professional assessments, improve communication among different teams of practitioners, and homogenise service provision across municipalities. Finally, this tool could also support decision-making if specific algorithms are developed. Examples from Spain and the Netherlands will illustrate the potential uses of the matrix to support the delivery of community care.
2. Aiming for higher quality – Transforming specialised social services in Denmark
Susanne Wollsen and Christian Schacht-Magnussen, Region of Southern Denmark
The Region of Southern Denmark is investing in improving the quality of specialist social services to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. They have introduced a management training on ‘LEAN’ methods, qualitative methods, improved user involvement, and waste and value assessment tools. During the workshop, delegates will learn about the positive impact of these methods on services improvement.
3. Promoting access to early childcare, building bridges with early education (DE)
Nancy Ehlert, Program Coordinator, Stiftung SPI on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and Sandra Berkling, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege (AGFW) Hamburg, Germany
The access of children to quality day care is fundamental for the creation of an inclusive community, which promotes equal opportunities for people and their full participation in social life. This workshop will present the activities of the German federal government for the promotion of low-threshold services to guarantee access to day care for children, especially those who are difficult to reach by institutional day care. In this workshop, delegates will learn more about the federal programme and on how it was designed together with children and families themselves through a co-production approach.
4. Socio-spatial approaches to social work with the most vulnerable – way forward for community care? (DE)
Iris Mann, Monika Büning, Deutscher Verein für öffentliche und private Fürsorge e. V. und Stadt Ulm. Germany
Social spaces consist of the relationships that emerge between people living in their neighbourhoods and communities. In this workshop, the German Association for public and private welfare (Deutscher Verein) promotes the idea that social space orientation is the way forward when it comes to identifying the needs of the community, as needs are formulated in social spaces, where people live, in their families and neighbourhoods. Delegates at this workshop will also discuss the importance of a human-centred focus in the social space orientation approach, using a co-production and inclusive methodology in the formulation of care responses.
(Thursday) 11:45 am - 12:45 pm