Lucia Csabai

Hungarian Association of Community Development

The elements of the CARe Method 

In the Hungarian DI process…


In January in cooperation with the members of the Hungarian Association of Community Development we started to organize a systematic social inclusion workshop based on the community development methods which are closely related to the CARe method. ​


About the background: Nowadays the Hungarian DI experts are very busy in setting up the second round of the Hungarian National Deinstitutionalization Process (DI) which will change the lifestyle of 4000 people. The community development (as part of the social support of inclusion) was completely missing in the previous (2012-2015) transformation process of the community-based services. That is why we organized a community development expert group to find out how can we support the social inclusion of the DI participants in their new neighbourhood. Those community development experts who are interested in the community-based methods in the field of DI have started to get to know the CARe methodology especially the part of the community care methods. The aim of the workshop is to implement these community-based methods in the whole national DI process. Fortunately we have already had some great results: some elements of the community-based care are already part of the professional methodology of the DI. However, we will still continue our work in this area. 

- Updates from Lucia Csabai

CARe Ambassador in Hungary

Lucia Csabai

Budapest, Hungary

PHD Fellow - Doctoral School of Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Budapest

Social Inclusion, Community Development

Lucia Csabai works with community organisations to develop projects that promote social inclusion of people with disabilities.

Areas of particular interest are volunteering, neighbourhood-based local movement, community-based support in the field of social inclusion. She is an active member of the Budapest-based Hungarian Association for Community Development. She studied at ELTE University in the faculty of Community and Civil Development Studies in parallel with the faculty of Special Needs Educational Therapy. Currently she is a Phd Fellow at the same University.

CARe Ambassador in Hungary

Zsuzsa Kondor, PhD

Budapest, Hungary

Social worker, expert of social policy, researcher, trainer Zsuzsa Kondor works in research projects connected to the social services and community living of people with disability and people with psycho-social disability.


Areas of particular interest are de-institutionalization, inclusion, community based services.

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