Transformation of social care homes in Ukraine
New report on Ukrainian social care homes
On Friday September 28, 2018 the international foundation “Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP” presented a report on the social care home in Slovyansk and the Svyatoshinsky social care home in Kyiv based on an assessment visit carried out in may 2018, within the framework of the project “Combatting Torture and Ill-Treatment in Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia, financed by the European Union.
The same day, a large meeting was held at the Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on the issue of guardianship. More than 130 persons, including officials, professionals and relatives, discussed ways how to end the law on guardianship that makes tens of thousands of Ukrainian citizens legally incapacitated and voiceless. During the same days, several training events were organized, among them a public lecture by Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft, Chairman of the board of FGIP.