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COVID-19 - IDWF Statement on Protecting Domestic Workers Rights and Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic
The new coronavirus disease outbreak has been impacting all lives for more than 3 months. Take a look on the Statement on Protecting Domestic Workers Rights and Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic issued by the International Domestic Workers Federation. 📰Read the full article here: https://idwfed.org/en/updates/global-idwf-statement-on-protecting-domestic-workers-rights-and-fighting-the-coronavirus-pandemic
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EASPD Webinar: Ensuring Staff Continuity in Social Services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Across Europe (and the world), social service providers are struggling in dealing with the crisis, in particular regarding how to guarantee both the continuity of essential care & support services and ensure that social workers can continue to work as safely and healthily as possible.  Professionals in social services provide day-to-day care and support to millions of people in Europe, many of whom are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.   This webinar will bring together experts who will pres…
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The upcoming workshops planned for next week !!!
The Ad-PHS workshops go ahead. The Workshops will bring together the various stakeholders at national level from both care and non-care services, e.g. public authorities, service providers, trade unions, employers, academics and researchers, user organisations, training institutions, etc., to improve the knowledge of PHS policies and to share promising practices. The upcoming workshops planned for next week are: Slovakia (EASPD) – 10/03/2020 Slovenia (Diesis Network) – 10/…
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Ad-PHS newsflash - February 2020
What’s coming next for the Ad-PHS project? In the coming weeks, several national workshops will take place in countries with less advanced or no PHS policies. The upcoming workshops are planned as follow: Czech Republic (EASPD) – 19/02/2020 Estonia (EFFE) – 21/02/2020 Slovakia (EASPD) – 10/03/2020 Bulgaria (Diesis Network) – 18/03/2020 Slovenia (Diesis Network) – 10/03/2020 Austria (EFFAT)- 12/03/2020 Poland (Uni Europa) – 25/03/2020 Hungary (Uni Europa) – 26/03/2…
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Workshop on Personal and Household Services (PHS) in Finland
In the context of the Project ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services (Ad-PHS)’ co-funded by the European Union (Grant Agreement VP/2018/013/0003), we kindly invite you to the national Workshop in Finland on 16 March 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Paasivuorenkatu 5A, 00530 Helsinki, www.paasitorni.fi. The Workshop will bring together the various stakeholders at national level from both care and non-care services, e.g. public authorities, service providers, tr…
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Save the Date: upcoming workshops!
Ad-PHS proposes ten national events (workshops & seminars) in countries with less advanced or no PHS policies to present, discuss and promote PHS reports and targeted guidance on the identified practices. The upcoming workshops are planned for the comings weeks: Romania on 11th February 2020 organised by EASPD and DIZABNET The Czech Republic on 19th February 2020 organised by EASPD and UZS Slovakia on 10th March 2020EASPD & Tenenet for more info concerning th…
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Check out what technology can do for the homecare system!
Providing a new analysis about the struggling state of social care in the UK, the following article suggests three key opportunities for using technology: digitalisation, data, and the use of devices. "Digitalisation, Data, And Devices Are Transforming Social Care" 📰Read the full article here:https://disruptionhub.com/digitalisation-data-devices-transforming-social-care/ From robot seals to a bevy of new platforms, technology is reshaping the PHS sector is the main topic explored in the fol…
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Learn more from ...ETUI Health and Safety at Work magazine
The Autumn Winter 2019 ETUI Health and Safety at Work magazine focuses on Migrant Workers in a Fortress Europe. In this regard, two articles focus namely on the precarious and exploitative working conditions that female migrant domestic workers must endure. The article drafted by Aurélie Decker (Director of the European Federation for Services to Individuals) and Jean-François Lebrun (Personal services specialist) – The status of migrant female domestic workers in Europe: time for an o…
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Ad-PHS project: upcoming workshops!
The ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services’ (Ad-PHS) project has organised several national workshops, and many more to come! Six national workshops held in the past few months These national workshops took place in countries with advanced PHS policies: Belgium (May 6), Ireland (May 30), Germany (June 17), Spain (June 26), France (July 1), and Italy (September 13). On these occasions, partners and stakeholders explored the PHS sector in their respective countries. During the …
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What’s new with the Ad-PHS project? We’re now working on the guidelines!
The ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services’ (Ad-PHS) project goes ahead! The final results of the project will include, among others, several guidelines: One Guideline for developing social dialogue structures in PHS (English and 17 local languages); One Guideline for developing service voucher systems (English and 17 local languages); One Guideline for developing professional profiles (English and 17 local languages); One Guideline for evaluating rights and obligations of stak…
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Follow-up on the future of Personal and Household Services: workshop on Belgium in May
Upcoming workshops In the framework of the ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services (Ad-PHS)’, the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI) organises the national workshop on Belgium on the 6th of May 2019 in Brussels. The workshop will focus on understanding the current state of the sector in Belgium and the gathering of best practice examples. In particular, participants will be invited to discuss stakeholders’ rights and obligations, as well as the development …
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New Project on the future of Personal and Household Services!
Various societal developments are leading to the growing demand for personal and household services (PHS). Currently PHS account for about 8 million jobs in the EU (4% of total employment). Care activities (e.g. childcare, assistance to older people and persons with disabilities, etc.) make up 63% of PHS. The remaining 37% are non-care activities (e.g. cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc.). As the importance of Personal and Household services is growing, there is also a growing need to de…
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