In February 2022, the cantonal council passed the Self-Determination Act (SLBG) by a vote of 161:0. With the SLBG, a striking system change is imminent: the focus is now on people dying with a clear. In order for the change from object to subject financing to be implemented on the new legal basis, the development of outpatient and support services must be promoted. Government Councilor Mario Fehr, head of the security department, is convinced: “A tailor-made offer is key.”
Gain experience through six pilot projects
The Security Directorate commissioned the following six institutions and organizations to carry out the pilot projects:
- Foundation andante Winterthur, Winterthur
- Association of Interest Group for Social Psychiatry Zurich, Zurich
- Swiss branch Pro Infirmis Canton Zurich, Zurich
- Werkheim Uster Foundation, Uster
- Club live like you and me, Zurich
- Mosaic Social Therapy AG, Andelfingen
The planned pilot projects are limited to December 31, 2023.
Continue proven participatory approach
The cantonal social welfare office, which is responsible for the implementation of the SLBG within the safety department, continues to rely on the proven participatory approach. It teaches an exchange with those directly affected and specialist organizations such as Insos Zurich, the Canton of Zurich Disabled Conference or Pro Infirmis. Eight meetings on implementation issues have already been discussed in four focus groups. Together we will ensure that the new law has an effect and can be implemented in the interest of the people.