Progress – New dimension

A képen az Európai Bizottság angol neve olvasható: European CommissionThe project called ‘New dimension in social protection towards community-based living’ aims at drafting proposals (reforms) for policies concerning the revision of the social services related to the transition from institutional to community based care.

The project is carried out between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2016 in the cooperation of FSZK Nonprofit Kft and Kézenfogva Foundation. In addition to the project management, the so-called Project Management Board plays a key role in the implementation of the project. The Board has three members: one delegate from the Ministry of Human Resources, one from the General Directorate of Social Affairs and Child Protection and one from the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community based Care.

Reference No. of the project: VP/2013/013/0057

The total budget of the project (including own contributions): EUR 227,766.83

New dimension in social protection towards community based living

The programme for transition from institutional to community based care was launched in 2011 in Hungary, and it aims at closing large residential institutions and offering subsidized housing opportunities by providing community based services. The project called ‘New dimension in social protection towards community-based living’ (Reference No. VP/2013/013/0057) aims at drafting proposals for policies (reforms) concerning the revision of the social services related to the transition from institutional to community based care. The implementation of the reports will be supported by a social sciences research serving as a basis for the drafting of proposals.

The research aims at examining the cost-efficiency of the social protection of people with disabilities (by people with social disabilities we understand people with mental disabilities, autism, multiple disabilities and psycho-social disabilities), taking into account in particular the policy that prefers community based living instead of institutionalisation. The research will focus on interests and interdependence in relation to the allocation of the sources (financial or in-kind contributions), as well as their impact on social cohesion and life quality. The research will evaluate the current strategy for transition from institutional to community based care with a special focus on its mid- and long-term impacts, the services, their suitability, their extension, necessary sources and public expenses. The research will also examine the cost-efficiency of the residential institutions and, based on the services provided, the life quality of the people with disabilities living in institutions and in their family/independent households.

The purpose of the research

  1. Cost-benefit analysis concerning the social services provided by residential institutions and families/independent households in a specified target area
  2. Examination of life quality of adults of the target group, who live in residential institutions and families/independent households in a specified target area

Target areas of the research

The currently existing residential institutions, the institutions currently participating in the transition process, the residential care services, the subsidised housing services and the families/independent households.

The target audience of the research are the adults with disabilities: people with mental disabilities, autism, multiple disabilities and psycho-social disabilities.

The research will be carried by an organisation chosen through a contract award procedure.

The results of the research will be available on our website in Hungarian and English.

If you have any questions concerning the project, please contact us on the following email address: ujdimenziok@fszk.hu

You can download the English summary of the research here