In English

SOCIAL SERVICES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDERS is an ENPI-CBC project in years 2013-2014 in Republic of Karelia and North Karelia. North Karelian Society for Social Security develops various low-treshold and community-based service models with lead partner Uteshenie foundation and other partners.

Social services on both sides of the border (KA479)

More qualified, various and available social services to people in need in remote settlements in Republic of Karelia and North Karelia


Objective of the project:

To improve quality of life of people from disadvantaged groups (elderly people, families with children at risk and other disadvantaged groups) in districts with sparse population in the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia by improving access and availability of social support and developing sustainable practices and community-based models for care of people from disadvantaged groups and raising competences of various actors working with them in the target regions


Main activities:

1) Sociological base-line study of efficient operating models in low threshold approach services and on needs of beneficiaries, comparing results of the situation in RK and NK;
2) Development and piloting of low-threshold service models such as service centers, services on wheels or similar
3) Seminars for target groups in NK and RK
4) Development of educational courses for raising competence for social/welfare workers, students, volunteers; organization of practice activities for students, experience exchange
5) Collaboration model of learning and knowledge exchange between project partners
6) Study trips to NK and to RK for target groups.

Expected results:

1. Practices and models have been developed and tested/piloted in NK and 3 districts in RK and are ready to be disseminated for the whole region (NK and RK).
2. Competences of the actors to develop, implement and monitor social services on both sides of the border have been improved
3. Voluntary work/diaconia has increased
4. Accessibility for social services has been improved
5. Training/educational programmes and learning materials in increasing of awareness in issues in aging and family care and skills in developing the working models and methods have been developed and tested.
6. New multiprofessional and cross-sectoral learning environments and knowledge exchange in social services on both sides of the border have been created
7. Service accessibility through piloted low-threshold service models in RK (three pilot areas) and in NK has been promoted.

Partners:

Charitable foundation “Uteshenie” (lead partner)

Ministry of health and social development of Republic of Karelia

Karelia University of Applied Sciences

North Karelian Society for Social Security

Institute for in-service Training in Education

Filantropia

Contact details:

See North Karelian Society for Social Security SSBSB Contact information

Lead partner:
Foundation Uteshenie
Olga Shevchuk
Uteshenie@yandex.ru, tel/ +7 911 403 0887

Where the project can be found:

Uteshenie.karelia.ru (Russia)