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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
Address: Brivibas st. 15, Dobele, Latvia LV-3701

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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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: 22.01.2021 10:16