3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services
Step by Step Association for Help to Disabled Children (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Public Organization Association of Disabled Children, Their Parents and Friends “Dawn of Hope” (Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine)
People with disabilities experience a whole range of barriers every single day. Persons with complex disfunctions are in the worst situation as they have little access to education or rehabilitation, being excluded from a social life. These people suffer lack of proper infrastructure and insufficient social support. Even the youngest children are not included to the system of education. As adults, they stay at home being unprepared for unassisted life. This situation is even worst on the outlying areas, like these addressed by the BEC project.
The BEC project addressed at people with disabilities from Zamość and Kremenets offering them social care and rehabilitation. Two new Centres of Conductive Education will be created in both cities setting the new quality integrated rehabilitation system and social infrastructure for local patients and their families. About 100 children with motor and mental disorders or CNS (Crigler–Najjar Syndrome) damage from the Kremenets District will gain complex support in the social care home serviced by professional therapy personnel. The new fully equipped building will provide daily, ambulatory and temporary attention services. Another care home will be established in Zamość. Newly built and tooled up centre will serve 28 adults suffering from motor, mental, speech, sight and hearing disabilities. In addition, the projects partners plan the staff trainings for 50 therapists from both countries.
As the effect of an over 10 years of cooperation of the project partners two centres for people with disabilities will be established offering high-quality social services and improved life quality. The centres will set a basis for further joint work – partnership cooperation following the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which is a necessary condition for the prevention of social exclusion of the people with disabilities from both sides of the border.
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