Ordinary Lives: Building Blocks and Getting People Out. Part 1: Friday 27 October, 14:00 – 15:30 CET, on Zoom and Part 2: Friday 24 November, 14:00 – 15:30 CET, on Zoom. By ENIL, Co-funded by the EU. Photo of a man, getting out of the shadows and coming into the light.

The European Network On Independent Living invites you to two webinars this Autumn (27 October and 24 November), as part of the ENIL-ECCL Webinar Series on Deinstitutionalisation: Sharing and Seeking Solutions, under the heading ORDINARY LIVES. The first webinar will be about the ‘Building Blocks’ of living in the community, while the second will focus on ‘Getting People Out’ of institutions. The webinars will be moderated by Ines Bulic Cojocariu (ENIL) and Nic Crosby (the National Development Team for Inclusion UK). You can find the registration links and the programme, with a description of all interventions below.

Part 1: The Building Blocks – Friday 27 October, 14:00 – 15:30 CET

The first webinar will look into some of the building blocks that allow a person to live in the community. We will hear about supported decision making, personal assistance, but also tackling prejudice about disabled people and what it means to live independently.

Register here for Part 1: The Building Blocks

Part 2: Getting People Out – Friday 24 November, 14:00 – 15:30 CET

The second webinar will be about getting people out of segregated settings, such as institutions and day care centres. We will hear from those who are doing this, and learn how this could be achieved and what are they doing to make sure people coming out of institutions can live independently and once again be a part of their communities and the society.

Register here for Part 2: Getting People Out

The detailed programme* for both webinars is available here.

** Please note that the programme is still subject to changes.