Community-based Care

Transition to community-based care: the role of the EU Hundreds of thousands of children, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems, homeless persons and older people across Europe continue to live in long-stay institutions where they face lives of social exclusion, poverty and labour market exclusion. In order to promote social inclusion of people withContinue reading “Community-based Care”

The Patients of Prestwich Mental Hospital in a Documentary Photo Series from 1972

“The Lunatic Asylums like Prestwich grew up in the same period as the industries,” writes Manchester academic Janet Batsleer, “and, like the industries, they closed.” Batsleer first visited Prestwich, where her mother was a patient, in 1972, the year Martin Parr began his first visual essay series at the hospital as a young photography studentContinue reading “The Patients of Prestwich Mental Hospital in a Documentary Photo Series from 1972”

A New Way Home (Scottish Edition)

…a personalised approach to leaving institutions Scottish Edition by Frances Brown and John Dalrymple. Published by the Centre for Welfare Reform in association with Citizen Network Preface ‘… the difficulty of bringing people back home once they have been placed a long way away is so great that every effort should be made to avoidContinue reading “A New Way Home (Scottish Edition)”

Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

Justice Committee – House of Commons This is a shocking read…. Conclusions and recommendations The litany of inaction and what one inspector called “utter incompetence” at Rainsbrook year after year provides a cautionary tale of how badly an arms-length relationship between the Ministry of Justice as a client and MTC as the company hired toContinue reading “Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre”

The Development of Self in Children in Institutions

By Isabel Menzies Lyth | Published in Containing Anxiety in Institutions: Selected Essays Vol. 1. London: Free Association Books (1988) | Reprinted from Journal Child Psychotherapy, (1985) 11: 49-64 The theoretical basis for thinking in this paper centres on a particular aspect of the development of the self, development that takes place through introjective identification.Continue reading “The Development of Self in Children in Institutions”

What Makes Institutions Bad

A blog from Mel Baggs (7 years ago) The worst institutions have lots and lots and lots of staff. They have beautiful grounds that people are more or less free to walk around on. Every room is decorated in ways that suggest a regular, pleasant house — and if anything is stained or broken someoneContinue reading “What Makes Institutions Bad”

PROMOTING SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS BEYOND INSTITUTIONAL CARE: A PROGRAMME-BASED SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL LINKED TO A CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

This paper reports on findings from an evaluation study of two institutions providing transition programmes to adolescent girls transitioning from institutional care in Zimbabwe. The study sought to determine gaps between the actual services being delivered and the expected performance standards, and how this affects the achievement of sustainable livelihoods. These gaps can be overcomeContinue reading “PROMOTING SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS BEYOND INSTITUTIONAL CARE: A PROGRAMME-BASED SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL LINKED TO A CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM”