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Czech Republic has no plan for transition from institutional to community based care – Czech NGOs

Czech Republic has no plan for transition from institutional to community based care, Czech NGOs warn today in an open letter addressed to national and European authorities.

Main concerns include:

  • There are 16 000 persons with disabilities in Czech institutional care establishments. And around 8 000 children in institutional care.
  • Persons with disabilities living in the community do not have required support from community based services; they don´t have enough money to cover support essential to independent living.
  • Existing institutions are being developed and rebuild (in the name of so called “humanization”). Even using money from EU funds.
  • There is no strategy for transition from institutional to community based care in the Czech Republic, even though it is one of ex ante conditionalities for ESIF.
  • There is a threat Czech Republic will avoid ex ante conditionalities and ESIF money will be again used to develop and rebuild institutional care (in the name of so called “humanization”).

Read the full document here.

Data and resources backing the concerns here.

About us – CPT: supporting deinstitutionalization

We are Czech Republic based NGO supporting deinstitutionalization of social care services for children and persons with intelectual disabilities of mental health issues.

We promote deinstituionalization in Czech Republic and other countries in Middle and Eastern Europe.

We provide training to social care professionals, so they can cary out the transition from institutional to community based care.

We are founding members of a coalition of Czech NGOs promoting deinstitutionalization.

Contact:
Milan Šveřepa, director
e-mail: milan.sverepa@podporatransformace.cz
phone: +420 739 548 444

Postal address:
Centrum podpory transformace, o.p.s.
Donská 9
101 00 Prague 10
Czech Republic