Activities of EASPD Address the Resilience of Support Services in the Upcoming European Disability Strategy

On 24th February 2021, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) organized an online webinar to bring to light the financial situation of social service providers across Europe. A new Study on the short-term impact of COVID-19 on social services was also presented, which highlights the lack of financial resilience of many social service providers, as well as the loss of 1,000s of jobs in social care and support as a result of the crisis. A clear message arose from the webinar: the European Union must address the financial resilience of social services in their upcoming social policy agenda; on the next EU Disability Strategy and the Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights, expected in March 2021.

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