How can social services work with people using services on an equal basis for improved outcomes?

Demand is growing for care workers, due to rising numbers of people requiring home care. But the care profession in Europe struggles to gain credibility and status.

The European Commission study on Long-Term-Care (LTC) highlights the common trends in Europe such as the shift from residential to homecare services, financial issues and the expansion of informal care.

Joint efforts between national government and local social services have seen a significant number of children moving out of institutions into community care in Bulgaria. The change is a step in the right direction but there are still many challenges ahead.

On the occasion of the 11th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the European Social Network (ESN) participated in an event hosted by the European Commission on 16 June 2016 on fighting elder abuse in health and long-term care.

“We will find the way” is the guiding principle of the team at the Vyšši Hradek in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

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