In the workshops, citizens answer a questionnaire to find out the impact of Covid19 on local Social Services. All 105 Basic Areas of Social Services in Catalonia, municipal and regional, participate in the study.
With this incorporation, there are now seven social entities that make up the iSocial board: Ampans, Associació Benestar Desenvolupament-ABD, Support-Fundació Tutelar Girona, Fundació Família i Benestar Social, Grup ATRA, Fundació Joia, and now also the FCSD.
In a manifesto, we propose to rethink the model of all long-term care, covering all the services and supports that older people needs, both in the residential and at home, and with the support of the community.
In addition to the iSocial Foundation and the University of Lleida (UdL), researchers from the universities of Barcelona (UB), València (UV) and Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and the Fundació Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia also participate.
iSocial and UPC have started a study to predict the impact that COVID19 will have on the Social Services of the municipalities
The Catalan Government, ACM, FMC and the Barcelona Regional Government are taking part. The prospective study INESS-COVID19 aims to know the vulnerabilities of the Catalan population in the coming months and provide elements of decision that allow the 104 Basic Areas of Social Services of Catalonia to deal with them.
It has just been published. It is the book “Creative thinking and innovative social action”, by sociologist and social worker Sílvia Navarro, contributor to iSocial. A reference book and essential for those of us who believe in innovation in social action. You can buy it now on the publisher’s website and consult the index and the introduction in our newspaper library.
The Board, gathered online, made a first diagnosis of the situation in the Social Services in Catalonia, of the consequences that the pandemic and its effects will have on the most vulnerable population, and the answers that we want to provide from iSocial .
About 200 people participated on March 10 in the closing conference of the reflection cycle “Big date and Social Services”, organized by the iSocial Foundation. For 6 months, more than 400 people have participated in the series of debates and seminars of this cycle held at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona.
We attended the Meeting at UPF with 14 other project partner organizations from Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Czech Republic and Spain. Welcome’s goal is to research and develop smart technologies to support the reception and integration of migrants and refugees in Europe.