Title Developing training modules for staff on Aging and Disability issues
Project Number 518175-LLP-1-2011-1-LU-LEONARDO-LMP
Product HANDBOOK ON APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY
Title HANDBOOK ON APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY
Product Type teaching material
Marketing Text The AGID partnership has delivered a handbook on how to use Appreciative Inquiry with questions concerning quality of life of people with ID (complex health and social care needs for people with ID; skills to plan and deliver appropriate care models; person centered support etc..) adopted to the different stakeholders: users, family and staff.
Description Appreciative inquiry is based on principles of inclusion and enables the voices of users, families and professionals all to be heard equally. This qualitative methodology of research is a simple but radical approach to understanding the social world. AI concentrates on exploring ideas that people have about what is valuable in what they do and then tries to work out ways in which this can be built on – the emphasis is on appreciating the activities and responses of people rather than concentrating on their problems. In addition it also facilitates discussion and exploration of practice, as it starts from a positive assumption that every human system already has strengths: key factors of health and wellbeing.
Target group all
The Appreciative Inquiry methodology concentrated on the service users’ experience and wishes and allowed the training content to reflect the person centered picture of users’ needs and choice.
The active participation of people with ID in the AGID project is in accordance with Articles 29 and 30 of the UN-CRPD which affirms the right of people with disabilities to participate in political and public life, including ‘participation in non-governmental organisations and associations’ with the possibility of ‘forming and joining organizations of persons with disabilities to represent persons with disabilities at international, national, regional and local levels’.
Thus the inclusion and direct participation of people with disabilities within the creation, the development and the evaluation of this European project, represents a significant step forward in enabling greater enjoyment of these rights. This involved:
• Advisory role (main stakeholders, and core target) in the content development of the staff training
• Quality assurance and evaluation of the training platform
Area of application service provision in general
Product Languages English