From Person-Centered Care to Self-directed Support

From Person-Centered Care to Self-directed Support

Training-action program for social workers from municipalities and NGOs.

Next edition June 8 to July 27, 2022.

“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 workers use it for their interventions. Today we know that it is not so much about putting the person in the center and social workers 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 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.

In collaboration with

ACM Associació Catalana de Municipis
Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Drets Socials
Diputació de Barcelona

Programes formatius

Postgraduate course in public management of local Social Services

Postgraduate course in public management of local Social Services

University degree ACM-UB-iSocial Foundation. On-line (750 hours)
Innovation and change management

Innovation and change management

Management skills for continuous improvement. Online (10 hours)
From Person-Centered Care to Self-directed Support

From Person-Centered Care to Self-directed Support

New trends in intervention in Social Services. On-line (21 hours)
How to improve communication and the image of Social Services

How to improve communication and the image of Social Services

Change the way we explain ourselves to give value to what we do. On-line (15 hours)