New trends in intervention in basic Social Services
From Person-Centered Attention to Self-directed Support

Training-action programs for professionals and Social Services teams

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1, 1948)

In the last years the person-centered approach has been consolidated and social services professionals use it for their interventions. Today we know that it is not so much about putting the person in the center and professionals making decisions on behalf of that person, based on his/her will and rights, but about offering the support the person needs to be able to make his/her own decisions.

The European Model of Self-directed Support seeks to guarantee and preserve this approach: to support and escort the people who approach the basic Social Services in taking decisions so, at every moment, they have the possibility of choosing and controlling how the action or support plan is organized to achieve the results agreed with the professionals, based on the person will and rights.


To Introduce the Self-directed Support approach in the care of social services users, taking into account the various profiles supported by municipal and regional social services.


Program of 16 h., distributed in 8 workshops of 2 h., in on-line format by the Zoom platform. Days and times to be arranged with every municipality.

Contents of training:

Based on the analysis and on the theoretical and methodological framework of the Self-directed Support approach, we work with specialists on how to apply it in daily practice of local social services, in each of the six following intervention groups or areas: children and families at risk; immigrants; elderly people; people with disabilities or mental disorders; homeless people; and community action.

Teaching team:

Team of 7 expert people linked to different universities, city councils and social entities, and with a long history of work in the Social Services sector. Consult your name and CV in the PDF brochure, by clicking on the more information button.


Josep Maria Solé (Attorney, Secretary of the board of the iSocial Foundation, Director of SUPPORT- Foundation Tutelar Girona, Patron and President of the Social Council of the Foundation Institut Guttman, Vice President of the DRISSA Foundation. Vice President of the Campus Arnau Foundation d’Escala. Member of the board of directors of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities-EASPD)

Price and conditions:

Download the PDF brochure in the More information button at the bottom of this page.

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