Information about Social services

Centre‘s mission – to increase the opportunities of independent integration into society of socially most deprived persons, and families, to minimize distress and social disjuncture.

Goal of centre‘s activities – to implement the social services strategy, which aims:

  • at the creation of living conditions that sustain the dignity of human beings;
  • at the assistance for a person to integrate into society, when the one cannot do it alone due to his/ her age, disability, poverty, or other reasons;
  • at the creation of alternative social services for the groups of socially maintained persons.

 Tasks:

  • To organise and implement social service delivery programmes and projects in the municipal area;
  • To help to recreate the abilities of a person to live independently, to integrate into the family and society;
  • To organize and provide qualitative social services for the elderly, the disabled, families, and other people according to their needs;
  • To create the social service network in the society, to bring social services closer to dwelling-places of persons;
  • To expand social service delivery, orienting towards the variety of social services.

Main groups of clients that we provide our service to:

  • the elderly;
  • the disabled;
  • social risk families;
  • families, upbringing handicapped children;
  • the adults at social risk.

Centre‘s former and present projects:

1. „Training programme for healthy lifestyle and sanitary skills of social risk families in Kaunas district“, (2007-2009 s.y.);

2. „A family without violence“ (2008- 2009 s.y. );

3. „Kulautuva children day care centre“ (2008);

4. „ I want to grow up with my father and mother“ (2008);

5. „Self-expression through folklore, pottery of the disabled in Kaunas district“, (2008);

6. „Motivation of the participation of the disabled in public life using public information measures“the project has been implemented together with the Charity and Support Fund „Nemuno krašto vaikai“(2008);

7. „Prevention of psychoactive substances use in social risk families of Kaunas district“, (2007-2008 s. y.);

8. „ Socialization problem of children from social risk families in Kaunas district“, (2007-2009 s.y);

Service centre both implements its activities and accomplishes the following functions:

  • provides information and consults people from the municipality area about social service problems;
  • implements goals and tasks of the institution, delivers social services to people from Kaunas region, giving priority to ambulatory social services;
  • identifies and determines social problems, arranges programmes and projects of social service delivery, safeguards their implementation, foresees effective solution means;
  • guarantees the quality, the validity  and the fairness of social services,
  • in regard to financial potentiality, develops the network of social services;
  • organises (purchases) and delivers social services;
  • concludes collective activity, partnership agreements with other social partners: public institutions and organisations, religious communities, legal and natural entities.

Social services for residents of Kaunas district

  • Transportation service used for transporting the disabled to treating and rehabilitation institutions;
  • Free firewood supply service;
  • Social risk families can be provided with these social services:
  • Programme of food supply from intervention stocks for the benefit of the most deprived persons.
  • Technical maintenance‘s tools supply service.
  • Sheltered accommodation supply service.
  • Food supply service.
  • Nourishment supply in canteens or other nourishment institutions of the municipality of Kaunas district.
  • Takeaway service, hot food home delivery (Babtai eldership), laundry washing service.
  • Programme of accommodation adjustment for the disabled.
  • Contribution supply service
  • Social assistance provided by the crisis centre for the families:

intensive assistance for solutions to crisis;

temporal settlement up to 3 days (for women and their children);

short – term social protection up to 6 months (for women and their children);

psychologists‘ consultations with families.
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