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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-365 Development of social services and social inclusion measures for vulnerable groups (ACCESSlife)

Preventing social exclusion is one of the priorities indicated in the Latvian and Lithuanian medium-term development programs. The common challenge of cooperation is to build new social and social rehabilitation services, to promote synergies of social services with other services – health care, employment, thus supporting the deinstitutionalization process.

The objective of the project is to develop and improve social infrastructure, to improve rehabilitation services and other services which promote social inclusion.

During the course of the project new social service “Moment of Respite” will be created in Dobele County municipality. It will provide babysitting service and physiotherapy service for families having children with special needs. Premises of the centre will be repaired and equipped; environmental accessibility will be ensured; all projects partners will also get training on the provision of such services in their communities.

Also, to diversify social inclusion measures a number of facilities used for social rehabilitation will be improved and equipped: Physiotherapy service in Dobele County Municipality Social Care Centre, sensory rooms in Kedainiai social care home and VSIA Slimnica Gintermuiza, “Garden of sensation” in VSIA Slimnica Gintermuiza, Japanese style garden for therapeutic and educational activities in Klaipeda Pedagogical Psychological Service. Several trainings for employees on providing services will be carried out: 1) workshop for 5 Dobele municipality employees on carrying out service “Moment of Respite” and physiotherapy service, 2) 2 five-hour workshops for 5 employees of VISA Slimnica Gintermuiza and Kedainiai Social Care home on providing service “Sensory room” as well as partner trainings for staff of other partner organisations.

It is planned that 5-day camp in Akmene, LT for children with special needs and their relatives/assistants will conclude with a concert. Exhibition of works in Akmene Culture Centre will be organized, where participants of camp will take part by showing what they have learned during camp. The camp will be organized in cooperation with the Music School of Naujoji Akmene for disabled children and young people from Lithuania and Latvia “Growing with heart”. The main activities of the camp will involve therapy activities using music instruments and other artistic techniques. The short film on camp, concert and exhibition will be made in order to raise awareness of people with disabilities between us. It is planned to show the film on large screens in urban environment where it is possible as well as show it in public transport.

Also, it is planned to raise awareness of the inhabitants about the accessibility of social services in Latvia and Lithuania with promotional materials such as leaflets, informative posters, film on camp for children with special needs, and digital activities – information on partner websites and twitter and fb accounts.
It is expected, that the benefits of the project will be used by more than 4200 persons – patients and clients of Partner organisations as well as their families in Klaipeda, Kedainiai, Akmene, Jelgava and Dobele.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +371 63707269
E-mail: taiga.gribuste@dobele.lv
Website: www.dobele.lv
Address: Brivibas st. 15, Dobele, Latvia LV-3701

2 March 2021

All goals and results of the project “ACCESSlife” have been achieved

On February 26, the implementation of the activities “ACCESSlife” LLI-365 for the Lead Partner of the project “Development of Social Services and Social Inclusion Measures for Vulnerable Groups” has been completed. In order to get acquainted with the result of the project, the new service location was visited by the representatives of Dobele County municipality.

Dobele municipality created a suitable infrastructure for the provision of the social service “Moment of Respite”, purchased equipment and furniture, trained social workers who will develop this service. The service is intended for the families of the region where children with functional disorders grow up and will significantly facilitate the daily life of their legal representatives. Within the framework of the project, five bedrooms have been rebuilt, improved and furnished, a large classroom has been created, a sanitary unit for employees and customers, as well as a physiotherapy room has been created and equipped with modern equipment. All rooms have access to the environment, there are two lift systems. The place of service has a separate entrance with a ramp.

The performance of the project partners in the creation or improvement of the social services infrastructure is following: a Japanese garden with a terrace for outdoor activities has been established in the territory of the Klaipeda Pedagogical Psychology Service; The Kedainiai Social Care House and VSIA Hospital “Gintermuiža” created sensory rooms. Jelgava’s partners also created a Garden of Sensation on the territory of the hospital, which will therapeutically promote the rehabilitation of patients and their relatives.

Within the framework of the project, four face-to-face and online experience exchange and training events have taken place, which promoted the professional development of the partners’ social workers and teachers.

In order to promote the social inclusion of the target audience, Akmene District Municipality in cooperation with Jaunakmene Music School in August 2020 organized a five-day camp “Growing with a Heart” for children and youth with special needs and their companions. At the end of the camp, a concert and exhibition was organized for the local community at the Akmene Culture House. A film about the camp has been made, it is planned to be shown in partner institutions and public places to inform the public about social inclusion activities.

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21 January 2021

Training for project parners on providing social service “Moment of Respite”

From January 20-21 project lead partner Dobele County Municipality organized the last training for employees of social and pedagogical services of partners within the framework of the project “ACCESSlife” LLI-365. The main lecturer – Children’s Clinical University Hospital  head of social service Gunta Cibuļska introduced 29  employees of 5 partners to the social service “Moment of Respite”. This social service is not yet very developed in Latvia and Lithuania, therefore it is necessary to develop and popularize it. The lead partner created this service within the framework of the project, premises were renovated, the purchasing of equipment and furniture continues. The partners had the opportunity to get acquainted with the theoretical and practical aspects of organizing this social service. In January 21 the last project management group meeting took place also.

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7 September 2020

Camp in Akmene

Administration of Akmene District municipality (LT) in cooperation with Akmene District School of Arts organised 5-day camp for disabled children and young people in Akmenė in a project „ACCESSlife“ (LLI-365). More than 50 participants, their accompanying persons and specialists for camp from project partners (Dobele County municipality (LV), public equivalent body hospital “Ģintermuiža”(LV), Kedainiai social care home (LT), Administration of Akmene District municipality (LT) and Klaipeda Pedagogical Psychological Service (LT)) participated in the camp „Growing with heart“ from 17/08/2020 to 21/08/2020. The main activities of the camp involved therapy activities using music instruments and other artistic techniques. Exhibition of works and a concert in Akmene Culture Center was organised on 21/08/2020, where participants of camp took part by showing what they have learned during camp.“

 

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13 July 2020

A Garden of sensation in the territory of the hospital “Ģintermuiža”

Public equivalent body hospital “Ģintermuiža” celebrated the opening ceremony – in project no. LLI-365 “Development of Social Services and Social Inclusion Measures for Vulnerable Groups (ACCESSlife)” has created a Garden of sensation in the territory of the hospital.
This garden is a special environment – here will be implemented a process of social inclusion for project target group. The activity is unique because it is the way of social rehabilitation for group at risk – persons with mental disorders in this environment will gain a “transition space” from institutional isolation to society, the opportunity to combine medical services with reintegration into society, which will significantly improve quality of life.
The construction of the infrastructure was performed by SIA “Smart Energy” according to the construction project of SIA “Komunālprojekts Jelgava” – a fountain, a trail of sensations with various natural materials and boulders, arranged environment around the pond, built a viewing area and a bridge, built a stage and a wooden bench for spectators.

The total cost of the Garden of Senses is 284 557, 09 EUR, of which ERDF co-financing – 151 203, 47 EUR

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20 January 2020

ACCESSlife LLI-365 started to create infrastructure

Two  of three partners  are starting to create infrastructure to improve social services and rehabilitation activities. In the beginning of February, work will begin in the Dobele County municipality – is started process of preparation contract with Ltd. “REIMIKS” the infrastructure has been built to provide service “Moment of Respite” and  the physiotherapy room has been repaired and equipped. Total amount for construction works- 125 835,74 EUR. It will provide  babysitting service and physioterapy service for families having children with special needs.

Public equivalent body hospital “Gintermuiža has contract with Ltd. “Smartenergy” about creating outdour infrastructure  – “Garden of Sensation” for people with a mental problems and their relatives. Total amount for construction works- 276 947,62 EUR.

On May 2020 partners will plan for common stadies and exchange of experience in Klaipeda – training on canistherapy and social entrepreneurship.

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31 October 2019

Traning and exchange of experience in Kedainiai

From 23/10/2019 to 24/10/2019 5 partners from Dobele County municipality (LV), public equivalent body hospital “Ģintermuiža”(LV), Kedainiai social care home (LT), Administration of Akmene District municipality (LT) and Klaipeda Pedagogical Psychological Service(LT) came together in Kedainiai for the 2nd training in a project “ACCESSlife” (LLI-365).  34 social workers and project personal representatives had lectures and practical workshops about cognitive stimulation by senses, mindfulness and relaxation, lecture about relaxation options in the Sensory room with practical activities in a room created by the project. All specialists received a sertificate. Partners got acquainted with daily work of Kedainiai social care home. Project management group took place also.

During the 1st period 2 partners-public equivalent body hospital “Ģintermuiža”(LV) and Kedainiai social care home (LT) provided equipment for Sensory rooms.

The 1st traning took place in Jelgava from 26/06/2019 to 27/06/2019 there partners had lectures in public equivalent body hospital “Ģintermuiža” about Mood disorders, Sleeping disorders, burnout; had workshops about stress management skills and emotional intelligence,  got acquainted with history of Social rehabilitation methodes in psychoneurology clinic “Ģintermuiža”.

 

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Last updated: 22.04.2021 20:53